27 Aug '13, 3pm

VIDEO: Q-and-A with Navy SEAL - from space

VIDEO: Q-and-A with Navy SEAL - from space

Recruiters say if you join the military, you can see the world. For Cmdr. Chris Cassidy, that is literally the case. The Navy SEAL-turned-astronaut has a nice view from the International Space Station, where he has been serving since March. It’s the 43-year-old’s second time in space — his first was in 2009 aboard the space shuttle Endeavour. His typical day aboard the station includes science experiments, the occasional spacewalk and, yes, a fair amount of stargazing. Before being selected for NASA in 2004, the Naval Academy grad spent 10 years serving on SEAL teams. Two weeks after 9/11, he put boots on the ground in Afghanistan, the first of two deployments there. His decorations include a Bronze Star with “V” device for heroism while operating in the caves of Zharwar Kili in Khost province. Cassidy, who calls York, Maine, his hometown, is married with three children. H...

Full article: http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20130827/NEWS/309010001

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