Astronaut Explains How Army Career Rocketed Him into Space

By Yolanda R. Arrington
DoD News, Defense Media Activity

Retired Col. Mark Vande Hei recently left the earth for a six-month mission on the International Space Station. Screenshot: U.S. Army

Could it be the coolest job in the military? Mark Vande Hei thinks so. This retired Army Colonel recently embarked on a six month mission on the International Space Station. In this video, Vande Hei explains how he and other Army astronauts contribute to the Human Space Flight Program.

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