30 Aug '16, 12am

[email protected] officer knew the path he wanted to take was over the clouds, not under the waves.

.@USNavy officer knew the path he wanted to take was over the clouds, not under the waves.

An accomplished skipper, Naval Academy graduate, licensed civilian pilot and civilian divemaster, McGinnis has a dream and hopes to follow in the footsteps of some of the most famous Sailors to take to the sky and become only the second submarine warfare qualified officer to be selected by NASA as an astronaut. Long before McGinnis earned his dolphins he knew that the path he wanted to take was not beneath the waves, but above the clouds. "I knew sometime in high school, that I wanted to be an astronaut," said McGinnis. "I wrote in a paper during my junior year that I wanted to attend the Naval Academy, become a Marine F/A-18 pilot, go to test pilot school and then join NASA to explore Mars." McGinnis' motivation to become an astronaut received a boost during his time as a midshipman when fellow Naval Academy graduate, Apollo astronaut Jim Lovell came to Annapolis to host ...

Full article: http://www.navy.mil/ah_online/deptStory.asp?issue=3&dep=6...

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