Joseph M. Acaba Mathematician

Joseph m acaba

Joseph Michael "Joe" Acaba (born May 17, 1967) is an 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. Acaba is currently serving 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 is currently scheduled to return to Earth in September 2012. Acaba's parents, Ralph and Elsie Acabá, from Hatillo, Puerto Rico, moved in the mid-1960s to Inglewood, California where he was born. They later moved to Anaheim, California. Since his childhood, Acaba enjoyed reading, especially science fiction. In school, he excelled in both science and math. As a child, his parents constantly exposed him to educational films, but it was the 8-mm film showing astronaut Neil Armstrong's Moon landing which really intrigued him about outer space.

Personal details

Date of birth
May 17th, 1967
Nationality
United States of America
Places lived
Anaheim , California
pop. 345,012 (2013)

Education

1. Esperanza High School School

Esperanza High School (EHS) is a 9th–12th grade public high school located in Anaheim, California and is part of the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District.

Type State school
Founded
1973
Headquarters
1830 N. Kellogg Drive, 92807 - Anaheim, California
Official web page www.esperanzahs.com
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Notable alumni by gender

People attended Esperanza High School connected by profession and/or age

b. 1982., Racecar driver
b. 1988., Athlete

2. University of Arizona Colleges/University

The University of Arizona (also referred to as UA (spoken as U of A), or Arizona) is a land-grant and space-grant public institution of higher education and research located in Tucson, Arizona, United States. The University of Arizona was the first university in the state of Arizona, founded in 1885 (twenty-seven years before the Arizona Territory achieved statehood). The university includes the University of Arizona College of Medicine which is one of three medical schools and the only MD granting medical school in Arizona. As of Fall 2010, total enrollment was 39,086 students. The University of Arizona is governed by the Arizona Board of Regents. The mission of the University of Arizona is, "To discover, educate, serve, and inspire." Arizona is one of the elected members of the Association of American Universities (an organization of North America's premier research institutions) and is the only representative from the state of Arizona to this group.

Type Public school
Endowment
2012. 564 mil. $
2010. 480 mil. $
Institution colors
Founded
1885
Headquarters
Administration Building, 1401 East University Boulevard, 85721 - Tucson, Arizona
Undergraduates
2012. 31,565
2010. 30,592
2009. 30,346
Postgraduates
2012. 8,658
2010. 8,494
2009. 8,421
Acceptance rate
2013. 77.0 %
2010. 75.4 %
Local tuition
2013. 10.4 K $
2011. 9.29 K $
2010. 8.24 K $
2009. 6.86 K $
2008. 5.54 K $
Official web page www.arizona.edu
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People attended University of Arizona connected by profession and/or age

b. 1970., Coach
b. 1969., Basketball Center
b. 1967., Baseball Pitcher
b. 1965., American Football Defensive end
b. 1971., Politician
b. 1970., American Football Punter
b. 1965., Basketball Shooting guard
b. 1972., Baseball First baseman

3. University of California, Santa Barbara Colleges/University

The University of California, Santa Barbara, commonly known as UCSB or UC Santa Barbara, is a public research university and one of the 10 general campuses of the University of California system. The main campus is located on a 1,022-acre (414 ha) site in Goleta, California, United States, 8 miles (13 km) from Santa Barbara and 100 miles (160 km) northwest of Los Angeles. Founded in 1891 as an independent teachers' college, UCSB joined the University of California system in 1944 and is the third-oldest general-education campus in the system.

Type Public university
Endowment
2013. 226 mil. $
2010. 283 mil. $
Institution colors
Headquarters
5221 Cheadle Hall, 93106 - Santa Barbara, California
Undergraduates
2012. 18,977
2010. 19,186
2009. 19,805
Postgraduates
2012. 2,950
2010. 3,032
Acceptance rate
2014. 36.1 %
2013. 38.8 %
2012. 43.4 %
2010. 45.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 12.2 K $
2011. 13.6 K $
2010. 11.7 K $
2009. 9.66 K $
2008. 8.39 K $
Official web page www.ucsb.edu
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Notable alumni by gender
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People attended University of California, Santa Barbara connected by profession and/or age

b. 1962., Astronaut
b. 1964., Novelist
b. 1963., Actor
b. 1971., Journalist
b. 1964., Painting Artist
b. 1972., Professor
b. 1964., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1972., Actor

Space missions

1. STS-119

Program

Space Shuttle program

Mission start

March 15th, 2009

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STS-119 was a space shuttle mission to the International Space Station which was flown by Space Shuttle Discovery during March 2009. It delivered and assembled the fourth starboard Integrated Truss Segment, and the fourth set of solar arrays and batteries to the station. The launch took place on 15 March 2009, at 19:43 EDT. Discovery successfully landed on 28 March 2009, at 15:13 pm EDT.

2. Expedition 32

Mission start

July 1st, 2012

Mission end

September 16th, 2012

Expedition 32 was the 32nd long-duration expedition to the International Space Station. It began on 1 July 2012 with the departure from the ISS of the Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft, which returned the Expedition 31 crew to Earth, and concluded on 16 September 2012 with the departure of Soyuz TMA-04M. The Soyuz craft returned to Earth on 17 September 2012 at 6:53am Moscow Standard Time when touchdown was officially recorded by the Russian Federal Space Agency.

3. Expedition 31

Mission start

April 27th, 2012

Mission end

July 1st, 2012

Expedition 31 was the 31st long-duration expedition to the International Space Station. It began on 27 April 2012 with the departure from the ISS of the Soyuz TMA-22 spacecraft, which returned the Expedition 30 crew to Earth. The expedition ended on 1 July 2012, when crew members Oleg Kononenko, André Kuipers and Don Pettit departed from the ISS aboard Soyuz TMA-03M, marking the beginning of Expedition 32.

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