NASA Astronaut Chris Cassidy Will ‘Never Forget’ the Thrill of His First Spacewalk

In October 2020, Captain Chris Cassidy completed an extraordinary career as an astronaut when he returned to Earth from the International Space Station (ISS). A year on, Cassidy’s final space mission is documented in a new Disney + series.

The six-part series called Among the Stars follows Cassidy—who was the 500th person to venture into space—and a team of engineers, flight controllers, and specialists as they prepare for the astronaut’s third and final trip into space.

Cassidy, who was born in Massachusetts in 1970, joined NASA in 2004 after a career in the Navy that saw him awarded the Bronze Star Medal with combat ‘V’ and Presidential Unit Citation for leading a nine‐day operation at the Zharwar Kili cave complex on the Afghanistan/Pakistan border.

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