Astronaut Interviews: Steve Swanson


This is one in a series of exclusive astronaut interviews filmed inside space shuttle Endeavour at the California Science Center. In this interview, conducted in 2016, astronaut Steve Swanson gives a totally approachable account of becoming—and being—an astronaut. We find out about one of his favorite sci-fi TV shows, Nerf battles on the International Space Station, and of course, the importance of science and engineering if you want to make it to space.

Astronaut interviews were made possible by a generous grant from The Ahmanson Foundation.