Moore's Lobby Podcast

Ep. 31 | NASA Astronauts Victor Glover and Michael Hopkins Talk Engineering at 17,000 mph

Episode #31 / 1:04:46 / September 24, 2021 by Daniel Bogdanoff
Episode Sponsor: Avnet

In this Industry Tech Days Keynote, you'll meet Victor J. Glover, Jr. and Michael Hopkins, NASA astronauts and engineers. In their conversation, Victor, Michael, and Daniel will discuss what it's like to walk in space, the technologies that are propelling space exploration, and the importance of engineers in making aerospace history.

Glover and Hopkins both served on a mission on the Crew-1 SpaceX Crew Dragon, named Resilience, which landed May 2, 2021. This was the first post-certification mission of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft, the second crewed flight for that vehicle, and a long-duration mission aboard the International Space Station.


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About Commander Victor J. Glover, Jr.



Victor J. Glover, Jr. recently returned to Earth after a successful mission to the International Space Station (ISS). Glover served as pilot and second-in-command on the Crew-1 SpaceX Crew Dragon.

Glover was selected as an astronaut in 2013 while serving as a Legislative Fellow in the United States Senate. The California native holds a Bachelor of Science in General Engineering, a Master of Science in Flight Test Engineering, a Master of Science in Systems Engineering, and a Master of Military Operational Art and Science. Glover is a Naval Aviator and was a test pilot in the F/A‐18 Hornet, Super Hornet, and EA‐18G Growler. He and his family have been stationed in many locations in the United States and Japan and he has deployed in combat and peacetime.


About Colonel Michael Hopkins



Michael S. Hopkins was selected by NASA as an astronaut in 2009. The Missouri native most recently served as Commander on the Crew-1 SpaceX Crew Dragon.

Hopkins participated in five spacewalks and spent a total of 168 days in space. The crew broke the American crewed spacecraft mission duration record set by the final skylab crew in 1974 as well as having the first night splashdown of a U.S. spacecraft since Apollo 8 in 1968.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Illinois and a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Stanford University. Hopkins currently supports International Space Station Operations at the Johnson Space Center.