Official NASA Portrait of Astronaut Douglas Hurley
NASA EXPERIENCE: Selected as a pilot by NASA in July 2000, Lieutenant Colonel Hurley reported for training in August 2000. Following the completion of two years of training and evaluation, he was assigned technical duties in the Astronaut Office which have included Kennedy Operations Support as a “Cape Crusader” where he was the lead ASP (Astronaut Support Personnel) for Shuttle missions STS-107 and STS-121. He has also worked Shuttle Landing and Rollout, served on the Columbia Reconstruction Team at Kennedy Space Center and in the Exploration Branch in support of the selection of the Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV). More recently he served as the NASA Director of Operations at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center (GCTC) in Star City, Russia. He is currently assigned as the pilot on STS-127, ISS Assembly Mission 2J/A, which will deliver the Japanese-built Exposed Facility (JEM-EF) and the Experiment Logistics Module Exposed Section (ELM-ES) to the International Space Station in June 2009.