Speaker: Scott Altman

Speaker: Scott Altman

Scott's hometown is Pekin, Illinois, where his parents, Fred and Sharon Altman, currently reside. An already decorated Navy pilot, he was awarded the Navy Air Medal for his role as a strike leader flying over Southern Iraq. Following his return from this deployment, he was selected for the astronaut program. He was the pilot on STS-90 Neurolab (1998), and STS-106 (2000). During the 12-day mission, the crew successfully prepared the International Space Station for the arrival of the first permanent crew. He was the mission commander on STS-109 (2002), the fourth Hubble Space Telescope servicing mission and STS-125 Atlantis, the fifth and final Hubble servicing mission. Altman retired from NASA in September 2010 to join ASRC Research and Technology Solutions in Greenbelt, Maryland.