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Michael Scott HOPKINS

Colonel, USAF,
NASA Astronaut

DATE AND PLACE OF BITRH:
November 28, 1968, Lebanon, Missouri

EDUCATION:
Graduated from the Osage High School, Camdenton, Missouri, in 1987.
In 1991 received B.S. in aerospace engineering, University of Illinois and in 1992 received M.S. in aerospace engineering, Stanford University.

FAMILY STATUS:
Married, they have two sons.

HOBBY: Tourism, skiing, weight-lifting, running, hockey, football.

WORK EXPERIENCE:
Hopkins graduated from the USAF Test Pilot School and was qualified as the flight test engineer.
By the time a selection for the Astronaut Corps was made he served as an Assistant to the Deputy Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon.
On June 29, 2009 Hopkins was enlisted in the Astronaut Corps, NASA (the 20-th selection) as a candidate for astronauts. He attended a two-year general space training course and completed it in July 2011 after which he was qualified as an astronaut.
On January 28, 2011 it was reported that he was assigned to the prime crew of the ISS-37/38 Expedition.
On February 18, 2011 his assignment was confirmed in NASA press release 11-044.
On September 6, 2011 Hopkins commenced the next phase of training under the ISS Program at Yu.A. Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center (CTC) base. He studied systems and structure of the Soyuz TMA manned transport vehicle and the Russian modules of the International Space Station, passed training for work on the ISS Russian Segment, mastered duties of the Soyuz TMA vehicle flight engineer-2 and also trained for actions in case of landing in different climatic geographical zones and improved his knowledge of the Russian language.

On March 1, 4 and 6, 2013 Michael Hopkins together with Oleg Kotov and Sergei Riazansky successfully passed the preflight examination training at the Cosmonaut Training Center on the ISS Russian Segment and the Soyuz TMA-M simulator, in this case the crew passed the examination under the program for the ISS four-orbit rendezvous scheme.

On March 29, 2013 during the Soyuz TMA-08M MTV launch Michael Hopkins was a backup of flight engineer-2 of the vehicle.

August 2013.
Based on the data of site www.astronaut.ru. and www.nasa.gov