TIMOTHY KOPRA, Engineer, US Army Colonel, NASA Astronaut, former commander of the International Space Station
Tim is a former director for InfuSystem, Inc. and Partner at Blue Bear Capital. His education includes a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, United States Military Academy; Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology; Master of Strategic Studies, US Army War College; and Masters of Business Administration from Columbia Business School and London Business School.
Timothy served as commander of the ISS, with Soyuz TMA-19M, as part of Expedition 46 / Expedition 47. He retired from the United States Army in 2010. Timothy spent a little less than 60 days as a Flight Engineer of Expedition 20 on the ISS, arriving aboard the station aboard space shuttle Endeavour on the STS-127 mission and returning to Earth aboard space shuttle Discovery on the STS-128 mission. He participated in the first spacewalk of the STS-127 mission.
In 1998, Timothy was assigned to NASA at the Johnson Space Center as a vehicle integration test engineer. He was selected as a mission specialist in 2000. In 2006, Timothy served as an aquanaut during the NEEMO 11 mission aboard the Aquarius underwater laboratory, living and working underwater for seven days.