Boe Named Astronaut Candidate

Eric Boe, #648, was named one of seven Air Force officers selected for the 2000 astronaut candidate class. A 1987 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, where he was the top-ranked former CAP cadet in his graduating class, Eric is an active-duty Air Force major and test pilot currently assigned to the 46th Test Wing at Eglin AFB, Florida. Still active in CAP, he is a member of CAP’s Eglin Composite Squadron. Major Boe is scheduled to arrive at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in August to begin a period of training and evaluation. 31 Jul 2000

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