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Saturday, July 08, 2017

Combat-Tested Marine Cobra Pilot Selected to Become an Astronaut

Marine Maj. Jasmin Moghbeli's grade school dream of becoming an astronaut has wavered only once: during her combat deployment to Afghanistan as an AH-1W Super Cobra pilot from 2009-10.

"Had I been offered to leave and go be an astronaut, I don't know that I would have said yes at that time," Moghbeli told in a June interview, "because I loved what I was doing in that moment."

Regardless, Moghbeli said, the dream has served as a guiding force throughout her distinguished 12-year Marine Corps career, shaping her plans and giving added purpose to years of intensive work and study.



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Anonymous said...

Glad she had an opportunity to kill some bad Muslim people before realizing her dream.
Thank you for your service!
I feel much safer knowing you and your partners are on the front line of defense in Afghanistan.

Anonymous said...


Good luck in the new job.