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Lenox Fifth Graders Interview “Baldwinaut”

Lenox fifth graders proudly cheered on Baldwin Union Free School District alumnus turned astronaut, Jasmin Moghbeli, as she graduated from NASA under the Artemis program. She was selected by NASA to join the 2017 Astronaut Candidate Class out of more than 18,000 applicants and after more than two years of basic training is now eligible for spaceflight assignments to the International Space Station (ISS), Artemis missions to the Moon, and future missions to Mars.  

Jasmin, who attended Lenox Elementary School, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace engineering with information technology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a Master of Science in aerospace engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School. As an AH-1W Super Cobra pilot and Marine Corps test pilot, she has over 150 combat missions and 2,000 hours of flight time in over 25 different aircraft. She is also a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School in Patuxent River, MD.

All astronaut candidates completed training in spacewalking, robotics, ISS systems, T-38 jet proficiency, and Russian language. At the ceremony, each candidate received an astronaut pin, marking their graduation from basic training and their eligibility to be selected to fly in space.

After watching the graduation, the Lenox fifth graders interviewed Jasmin via video conference. The event at Lenox caught the attention of the top media outlets in the region, including CBS, NBC, ABC, and PIX.

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