NASA Shuttle Commander Is Drum Corps Alum

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NASA launched its final space shuttle mission this morning, and commanding the crew is Chris Ferguson, a former member of the PAL Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps of Philadelphia.

Ferguson, who is a retired U.S. Navy captain, has flown on two previous shuttle missions. He served as pilot of STS-115 in 2006 and commander of STS-126 in 2008. He’s logged more than 28 days in space.

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Posted by on Friday, July 8th, 2011. Filed under Current News, DCI World.