Astronaut

Nicole Stott is a veteran of 2 spaceflights and 104 days living and working in space on both the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station (ISS). Highlights of her spaceflight missions include 3 Space Shuttle flights (STS128, STS129, STS133), 2 ISS Expeditions (20 & 21), 1 spacewalk, flying the robotic arm for the first track and capture of the free flying Japanese HTV cargo vehicle, a wide variety of science and research activities, installation and first run on the C.O.L.B.E.R.T. treadmill, and ISS maintenance.  She was the last ISS crewmember to return to Earth on a Space Shuttle.

 

Nicole's 28 year NASA career started at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida where she worked as an engineer and manager for the Space Shuttle and ISS programs. Nicole gained valuable hands-on, operational experience with the actual spaceflight hardware and worked alongside the team of people responsible for the "care and feeding" of the vehicles.

 

Prior to being selected as an Astronaut, Nicole worked for 2 years at the Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston as a Flight Simulation Engineer (FSE) in the NASA Aircraft Operations Division.  As an FSE she flew as a crewmember onboard the Shuttle Training Aircraft (STA) helping to train astronaut pilots to fly the Space Shuttle. She also flew a range of other missions in the NASA T38's and the KC135 ("Vomit Comet").

 

Nicole was selected as an Astronaut in 2000 ~ one of 17 members of the 18th group of NASA Astronauts, call sign "The Bugs". 

During her spacewalk, Nicole waves from the end of the ISS Columbus Module, 2009

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Kennedy Space Center Logo
Kennedy Space Center Logo

With Convoy Team - landing recovery
With Convoy Team - landing recovery

STS74 Convoy - landing recovery
STS74 Convoy - landing recovery

Kennedy Space Center Logo
Kennedy Space Center Logo

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Bug Class Patch
Bug Class Patch

Bug Class Picture
Bug Class Picture

Bugs in Space (STS133)
Bugs in Space (STS133)

Bug Class Patch
Bug Class Patch

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STS128 Crew Patch
STS128 Crew Patch

STS128 Crew Picture
STS128 Crew Picture

Floating from ISS into Discovery

STS128 Crew Patch
STS128 Crew Patch

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ISS Expedition 20 & 21 Mission Patch
ISS Expedition 20 & 21 Mission Patch

ISS Expedition 21 Crew Poster
ISS Expedition 21 Crew Poster

With the crew for my ride home - STS
With the crew for my ride home - STS

ISS Expedition 20 & 21 Mission Patch
ISS Expedition 20 & 21 Mission Patch

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STS133 Mission Patch
STS133 Mission Patch

STS133 Crew Picture
STS133 Crew Picture

Discovery Tribute Poster
Discovery Tribute Poster

STS133 Mission Patch
STS133 Mission Patch

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