"The Army gave me really humbling, selfless leadership experience."
U.S. Army Astronaut Lt. Col. Anne McClain launched into space for the first time in December 2018 for a six and half month mission on the International Space Station. McClain and her crewmates are part of the Expedition 58/59 crew that will facilitate about 250 research investigations and technology demonstrations. "What I am most excited about is space walks. We have some penciled in' for our mission," McClain added. She is a Senior Army Aviator with more than 2,000 flight hours in 20 different aircraft. "The Army has given me everything I have as an adult," she said. "It gave me my undergraduate college education and two master's degrees. It gave me flight school and test pilot school." She continued, "Our Soldiers in our military are some of the most innovative, smart, dedicated, selfless people who I have ever worked with in my life. I am humbled every day just to be in their ranks."