Keep up with Statesville's Own Astronaut
- Dr. Thomas H. Marshburn
He's Coming Home!
NASA Astronaut Tom Marshburn, a Statesville native, will be coming back to earth later this month after five months aboard the International Space Station. He and the rest of the ISS Expedition 35 crew will land near Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan late Monday, May 13.
Click here to listen to Statesville Mayor Costi Kutteh interview Marshburn.
Click here to connect to NASA TV to keep up with what's going on with Marshburn's mission on the International Space Station.
Marshburn was born in Statesville, NC, and has enthusiastically claimed our City as his hometown. He returned to Statesville in 2009 to celebrate and talk about his first shuttle mission that included in three spacewalks. While he was here, Statesville honored him by titling their City as the official “Hometown of NASA Astronaut Dr. Thomas H. Marshburn.” Many roadside welcome signs around Statesville now include that slogan.
Click here to read about the upcoming mission.
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Click here to watch an interview with Marshburn about his life, career and upcoming mission.
Click here to read an interview with Marshburn.
Click here to read Marshburn’s biography.