ISS Flight Engineer,
NASA Astronaut, USA
DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH:
Born on November 19, 1962 in Albany, New York. She considers Clearwater,
Florida, to be her hometown.
Graduated from Clearwater High School, Clearwater, Florida, in 1980.
She received a bachelor of science degree in aeronautical engineering,
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, 1987 and in 1992 Nicole Stott received
a master of science degree in engineering management, University of Central
FAMILY STATUS: married to Christopher Stott, an Englishman.
AWARDS: AWARDS: NASA medal and several awards.
HOBBY: Snow skiing, SCUBA diving, painting, gardening, woodworking.
Has a licence of a private pilot.
In 1987 Ms. Stott began to work as a structural design engineer with
Pratt and Whitney Government Engines in West Plan Beach, Florida, namely
in the Advanced Engines Group.
Since 1988 she worked at the Kennedy Space Center, NASA as an Operations
Engineer in the Orbiter Processing Facility.
She was the Lead for a joint Ames/KSC software project to develop intelligent
scheduling tools. The Ground Processing Scheduling System (GPSS) was developed
as the technology demonstrator for this project. This program is still
used for Shuttle processing scheduling.
During her time at KSC, NASA, Ms. Stott held a variety of positions
such as Vehicle Operations engineer, NASA Convoy Commander, Shuttle Flow
Director for Endeavour.
In 1996 - 1998 she was a member of the Space Station Hardware Integration
Office in Huntington Beach, CA where she served as the Project Lead for
the ISS truss elements under construction.
In 1998 she joined the Johnson Space Center team as a member of the
NASA Aircraft Operations Division, where she served as a Flight Simulation
Engineer on the Shuttle Training Aircraft.
Selected for astronaut corps. by NASA (17-th selection) in 1997. She
was among 121 finalists of the selection, took a medical examination and
an interview in Houston in the second finalist group since October 19,
On July 26, 2000 she was selected by NASA as an astronaut candidate
(18-th selection) as a mission specialist. Passed a course of general space
On January 26 - 28, 2006 she within the preliminary crew, together
with Maxim Suraev (Russia) and Timothy Kopra participated in a two-day
test for survival in the desolate territory in case of the descent vehicle
emergency landing. The test was conducted in the forest near Moscow.
In April 2006 she was a crew member on the NEEMO 9 mission (NASA Extreme
Environment Mission Operations) where she lived and worked with a 6 person
crew for 18 days in the Aquarius Underwater Laboratory (belongs to National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - NOAA).
On February 13, 2007 by NASA decision she was assigned as a flight
engineer for the backup crew of Expeditions 17 and18 to the ISS (ISS-17/18).
In summer 2007 preliminarily she was assigned to the prime crew of
Expedition 19 to the ISS (ISS-19). On February 12, 2008 officially declared
on her assignment to this crew. On November 21, 2008 NASA her assignment
was reconfirmed by NASA when declaring the ISS-20 - ISS-26 crewmembers.
By the data of site www.astronaut.ru, www.nasa.gov.