Anne C. McClain
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Anne Charlotte McClain (born June 7, 1979) is a NASA astronaut from the class of 2013.

Anne McClain is a Major in the U.S. Army. Her hometown is Spokane, Washington. Since she was a very young child she had always wanted to be an astronaut[1] She is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. (BS Mechanical Engineering 2002); the University of Bath (MS Aerospace Engineering 2004) and the University of Bristol (MS International Security 2005), both in the United Kingdom while on a Marshall Scholarship.


Anne McClain was an OH-58D Kiowa pilot.

McClain qualified as an OH-58 Kiowa Warrior scout/attack helicopter pilot and flew 216 combat missions during 15 months in Iraq. McCain graduated from the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School at Naval Air Station Patuxent River in June 2013 at the same time she was selected as a NASA astronaut.[2]

Following selection in the NASA Astronaut Group 21 in 2013, she became the youngest NASA astronaut.[3] Group 21 astronauts completed training in July 2015 and are available for future missions.[4] McCain has said that she would jump at the chance of going to Mars.[5]



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