Meet Amiko Kauderer
Amiko Kauderer is the girlfriend of Astronaut Scott Kelly, who made a safe return to Earth after spending the last year in Space!
Amiko’s man is the U.S Astronaut to have spend the most time in Space. Kelly was selected to serve a one-year mission aboard the International Space Station, to take place all through 2015.
He launched on March 27, 2015. With him, 13 astronauts and cosmonauts representing seven different nations (the United States, Russia, Italy, Japan, Denmark, Kazakhstan and England) lived aboard the space station during the yearlong mission.
With the end of this mission, Kelly now has spent 520 days in space, the most among U.S. astronauts.
Born February 21, 1964 in Orange, New Jersey; Scott Kelly is the son of Richard and Patricia Kelly and he has an identical twin brother, Mark -a retired astronaut. Scott is a 1982 graduate from Mountain High School, West Orange, New Jersey. He attended the State University of New York Maritime College, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering in 1987; he was designated a naval aviator in July 1989 at Naval Air Station (NAS) in Beeville, Texas in 1989. He earned his Master of Science degree in Aviation Systems from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1996.
Accoridng to his bio, Kelly has plenty of NASA experience as he was selected by NASA in April 1996, Kelly reported to the Johnson Space Center in August 1996. Following completion of training, he was assigned technical duties in the Astronaut Office Spacecraft Systems/Operations branch. A veteran of three space flights, Kelly has logged more than 180 days in space. He served as pilot on STS-103 in 1999 and was the Mission Commander on STS-118 in 2007. Following STS-103, Kelly served as NASA’s Director of Operations in Star City, Russia. He served as a backup crewmember for ISS Expedition 5 and as the Astronaut Office Space Station Branch Chief. Kelly also served as a Flight Engineer for ISS Expedition 25 and as the Commander of ISS Expedition 26.
He has logged over 8,000 hours in more than 40 different aircraft and spacecraft and has over 250 carrier landings. Kelly holds a United States Coast Guard Third Mate’s license. He retired from the U.S. Navy in June of 2012. He has received many special honors.
Scott was married to Leslie S. Yandell until 2009, he is the father of two children from that relationship.
Both Amiko Kauderer and Scott have ties to NASA. She is a public affairs officer for NASA, so is not really hard to imagine how they met, she has been in a long time relationship with Kelly. 42-year-old Amiko has been dating Kelly since 2010.
She attended University of Houston-Clear Lake and in 2003 obatined her B.A., Communication. She also holds a Digital Media Studies Master.
He LinkedIn tells us Amiko Kauderer is a social media lead and web manager at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. She encouraged the use of social media that helped bring the world it’s first tweet from space.
While her boyfriend spent a year in space, they both have shared photos on Twitter and Instagram, keeping the communications going. Though it wasn’t easy, she often posted photos on Instagram talking about how much she missed him and how much she couldn’t wait to see him again.
Amiko Kauderer and her man have lots in common, though she seems to prefer to keep her feet on the ground. She is also a parent of two and is into fitness and traveling.
According to her Facebook page, the lovely Amiko Kauderer is from China, Springs, Texas and currently resides in Webster, Texas.
You can find Amiko Kauderer on Instagram here.
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