Joseph M. Acaba

Joseph M. Acaba

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Nationality American

Date Of Birth 1967-05-17

Status Active

Type Government


Astronaut Biography

Joseph Michael "Joe" Acaba is an American educator, hydrogeologist, and NASA astronaut. In May 2004 he became the first person of Puerto Rican heritage to be named as a NASA astronaut candidate, when he was selected as a member of NASA Astronaut Training Group 19. He completed his training on February 10, 2006 and was assigned to STS-119, which flew from March 15 to March 28, 2009 to deliver the final set of solar arrays to the International Space Station. Acaba served as a Flight Engineer aboard the International Space Station, having launched on May 15, 2012. He arrived at the space station on May 17 and returned to Earth on September 17, 2012. Acaba returned to the International Space Station in 2017 as a member of Expedition 53/54.

Joseph M. Acaba's Launches

Soyuz-FG | Soyuz MS-06

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Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan
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Soyuz FG | Soyuz TMA-04M

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Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan
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Space Shuttle Discovery / OV-103 | STS-119

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United Space Alliance
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
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