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West Virginia native announces retirement from Kennedy Space Center

By Reetika Kachchhwa

McBride announced his retirement –

West Virginia native Jon Andre McBride has actually announced his official retirement from the Kennedy space center visitor complex. Over there, he was responsible for checking and overseeing the astronaut encounter team for almost twenty years. He is a retired navy captain as well as a veteran NASA astronaut who has bravely logged about more than 8800 hours of flying time, which basically includes 4700 hours in jet aircraft and has an additional 197 hours in the space. He actually dedicated his years to the visitor complex and always shared his story and experience of space exploration with his students, families, and many people who take inspiration from him.

He got retired and said in his statement he said “After my long career with the Navy and NASA, interacting with guests at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and having the chance to share my stories has been a wonderful experience,” he further added “I was inspired by astronauts like Neil Armstrong who preceded me, and I hope to have played a role in inspiring the next generation of space explorers. It’s been a joyous journey.”

About McBride –

McBride actually belongs to West Virginia University alum. He was different, and he charted a path and becoming a naval aviator. He actually got his Wings in 1966, and he flies about 64 combat missions in Southeast Asia. He wanted to serve as a NASA’s assistant administrator for congressional relations, and he served there from 1987 to 1989 and then retired from NASA and then from the navy in 1989 of may start his career as a businessman. After that, he was get selected by NASA to become a part of the space shuttle astronaut. When he was working in orbit, his team deployed the earth radiation budget satellite and gave a sight of scientific observations with the help of OSTA 3 pallet. McBride has also filmed the movie named ” the dream is alive” he completed half of the movie while he was on a mission.

Reetika Kachchhwa