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Dorothy M Metcalf-Lindenburger

Dorothy Marie "Dottie" Metcalf-Lindenburger (born on May 2, 1975 in Colorado Springs, Colorado) is an American astronaut. She works for NASA.

She married Jason Metcalf-Lindenburger, who was a 7th grade school teacher at the time.

NASA experience

Metcalf-Lindenburger was selected by NASA in May 2004 and began training. Astronaut Candidate Training includes tours, many scientific and technical meetings, much learning about the Shuttle and International Space Station systems, physiological training, T-38 flight training, and water and wilderness survival training. She successfully finished this training in February 2006. This qualified her as a NASA Astronaut.



  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • National Education Association


  • 1999 Outstanding Teacher Preparation Candidate at Central Washington University.
  • 1997 Whitman College Leed's Geology Award
  • 1997 Whitman College Order of the Waiilaptu
  • 1996 GSA Field Camp Award
  • 1995-1996 NAIA Academic All-American in Cross Country and Track
  • 1996 NAIA Conference Champion in the 10K.

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