Joseph M. Acaba, Date of Birth, Place of Birth


Joseph M. Acaba

Astronaut, Hydrogeologist, science teacher

Date of Birth: 17-May-1967

Place of Birth: Inglewood, California, United States

Profession: astronaut, teacher, mathematician, hydrogeologist

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About Joseph M. Acaba

  • Joseph Michael "Joe" Acabá (born May 17, 1967) is an American educator, hydrogeologist, and NASA astronaut.
  • In May 2004 he became the first person of Puerto Rican heritage to be named as a NASA astronaut candidate, when he was selected as a member of NASA Astronaut Training Group 19.
  • He completed his training on February 10, 2006 and was assigned to STS-119, which flew from March 15 to March 28, 2009 to deliver the final set of solar arrays to the International Space Station.
  • Acabá served as a Flight Engineer aboard the International Space Station, having launched on May 15, 2012.
  • He arrived at the space station on May 17 and returned to Earth on September 17, 2012.
  • Acaba returned to the International Space Station in 2017 as a member of Expedition 53/54.

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