Happy Birthday Carlos Ismael Noriega

Happy Birthday to NASA astronaut and US Marine Corps officer Carlos Ismael Noriega, born on October 8, 1959, in  Lima, Peru.  Noriega earned a BS at the University of Southern California and two MS degrees from the Naval Postgraduate School.  During Noriega’s career at NASA, he accomplished two spaceflight missions, logging over 481 hours in space, including over 19 hours on three spacewalks. On his 1997 space mission, he participated on the space shuttle to rendezvous and dock with the Russian Space Station, Mir. Back on earth, one of his most important missions is as the father of five children.

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