PHOTO OF THE DAY: NASA Astronaut Michael E. López-Alegría Poses During Spacewalk Back in 2000
By NASA information center // September 16, 2022
spent 7 months on the space station as commander of Expedition 14
(NASA) – Astronaut Michael E. López-Alegría, mission specialist, is photographed above in this close-up view during one of the STS-92 spacewalks on Oct. 18, 2000.
During his NASA career, López-Alegría logged more than 257 days in space and performed 10 spacewalks totaling 67 hours and 40 minutes.
He flew on the STS-73, STS-92, and STS-113 space shuttle missions and spent seven months on the space station as commander of Expedition 14.
In 2022, he served as commander of Axiom Mission 1, the first private astronaut mission to the International Space Station.
Throughout National Hispanic Heritage Month, we’re celebrating the contributions of the brilliant Hispanic people of NASA.
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