K. Megan McArthur Biography – K. Megan McArthur Wiki
K. Megan McArthur is an American oceanographer and a NASA astronaut. She was selected as a NASA astronaut in July 2000 and reported for training in August 2000. Following the completion of two years of Astronaut Candidate training and evaluation, she was assigned to the Astronaut Office Shuttle Operations Branch working technical issues on shuttle systems in the Shuttle Avionics Integration Laboratory (SAIL).
She has also worked in the International Space Station and Space Shuttle Mission Control Centers as a Capsule Communicator (CAPCOM) and has served as a Crew Support Astronaut for Expedition Crews during their six-month missions aboard the International Space Station. McArthur was the Astronaut Office Lead for visiting vehicles during the first commercial cargo missions to the International Space Station. Currently, she provides support to crews in training and aboard the International Space Station, as Deputy Chief of the Astronaut Office ISS Operations Branch.
McArthur served as a Mission Specialist aboard STS-125, the fifth and final space shuttle mission to the Hubble Space Telescope. The STS-125 mission was accomplished in 12 days, 21 hours, 37 minutes and 9 seconds (May 11 through May 24, 2009), traveling 5,276,000 miles in 197 Earth orbits.
K. Megan McArthur Education
K. Megan McArthur graduated from St. Francis High School, Mountain View, California, in 1989. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles, 1993 and a Ph.D. in Oceanography from the University of California, San Diego, 2002.
K. Megan McArthur Age
K. Megan McArthur was born on August 10, 1971, in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States as Katherine Megan McArthur.
Robert L. Behnken Wife K. Megan McArthur
K. Megan McArthur is married to fellow astronaut Robert L. Behnken.
K. Megan McArthur Son
K Megan McArthur and Bob Behnken have a son.
K. Megan McArthur Family
K Megan McArthur was born to Don McArthur and Kit McArthur. Her parents reside in San Jose, California.