Lee Morin ’74

photo of Lee Morin

President's Distinguished Speakers Series

NASA Astronaut and U.S. Naval Captain
Space Exploration: Future Plans and Future Possibilities

April 3, 2008

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Morin's Presentation (PDF 4.6M)

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Union Leader
Foster’s Daily Democrat
Portsmouth Herald

Lee Morin earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematical/electrical science at the University of New Hampshire in 1974, and went on to earn a Master of Science degree in biochemistry, a master of public health, and a doctorate of medicine and microbiology. In 1982, he received a direct commission in the Naval Reserve and completed residency training in general surgery before becoming a Naval Flight Surgeon.

Morin was selected as a NASA astronaut candidate in 1996 and took part in the 13th space mission of the shuttle Atlantis in 2002 as it traveled to the international space station. After the Atlantis mission, Morin served in the State Department as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Science, Space, and Health in the Bureau of Oceans, Environment and Science. He is currently assigned to the Exploration Branch of the Johnson Space Center where he is working on NASA’s newest spacecraft, the Crew Exploration Vehicle.