Lee Morin in Space

Lee Morin, a graduate of Western Reserve Academy in 1970, was an astronaut in 1996. From Newham Sure, this retired US navy captain flew aboard the STS-110 in 2002, and completed a startling two spacewalks.

This WRA graduate holds multiple degrees such as a Doctorate in Medicine and Microbiology. Currently, he is assigned to the exploitation branch where he works on the Orion Multipurpose Crew Vehicle, a spacecraft designed to help ease a mission to Mars and further exploration of the moon. Lee Morin has done WRA proud by winning a variety of awards including the Legion of Merit, the NASA Space Flight Medal, and the National Defense Medal. He currently is married, has two children, and enjoys gardening.

– Elizabeth Krapf ’20

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