The Western Lines

June 12, 2009

Army Astronauts – Soldiers move from the battlefield to NASA

Filed under: Alex Michael Bonnici,Army Astronauts — ralphbuttigieg @ 7:01 am

The Astronaut Corps has within its ranks astronauts not just from the traditional armed services of the Air Force and Navy but also the Army. And, they are not our vanguard defense force ready to defend humanity in the face of an alien invasion. But, its great to know that are boys in green are expanding their presence out onto the ultimate high ground just in case.

HOUSTON — Several soldiers are trading in the gritty battlefields of the Middle East for the glorious majesty of outer space.

In what is already an exclusive club of American astronauts they are an even rarer breed.

There are only four soldiers in the Army-NASA detachment.

They’re trading the boots and guns of the “green Army” for the back rooms at Johnson Space Center.

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