6 Facts About New NASA Astronaut Victor J. Glover

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  • Glover Was the Only Black Astronaut Chosen
  • Hails From the West
  • Former Division 1 Wrestler and Football Player
  • Trained by the Air Force and U.S. Navy
  • Glover Has Flown Over 2,000 Hours in His Career
  • Fraternity Brother

Former Division 1 Wrestler and Football Player

Glover earned an undergraduate degree in engineering from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California, where he was a NCAA Division I wrestler and football player. He was a first-generation minority student and played a key role in the creation of a Retention and Outreach Center, a support system for minority students at his university.

(Photo: California Polytechnic State University)

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