NATIONAL ARAB AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH – APRIL 2023
Jasmin Moghbeli, Lt. Col., Marine Corps, 2005 – Present
Jasmin Moghbeli was selected by NASA to join the 2017 Astronaut Candidate Class. She reported for duty in August 2017. The New York native earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering with Information Technology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School.
Moghbeli, an AH-1W Super Cobra pilot and Marine Corps test pilot 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.
She has been selected as commander of the NASA SpaceX Crew-7 mission to the ISS which is expected to launch no earlier than 2023.