Jasmin Moghbeli biography | Jasmin Moghbeli: Jasmin Moghbeli biography, Jasmin Moghbeli was born on June 24th, 1983. Jasmin Moghbeli is an Iranian-American Marine Corps test pilot and NASA astronaut candidate of the class of 2017. She is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Naval Postgraduate School, and U.S. Naval Test Pilot School, and has over 1,600 hours of flight time and 150 combat missions.
Life and Career (Jasmin Moghbeli)
Jasmin Moghbeli was born on June 24, 1983 in Bad Nauheim, Germany, to Fereshteh and Kamy Moghbeli. Her parents had fled Iran following the 1979 Iranian revolution, and moved the family Baldwin, New York. Moghbeli graduated from Baldwin Senior High School, and attended Advanced Space Academy at Space Camp while a high school student. Moghbeli earned a bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering with Information Technology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and played basketball for the MIT Engineers.
Moghbeli commissioned as a US Marine Corps officer, and trained to become an AH-1 Super Cobra pilot. She deployed three times, and completed 150 combat missions. She received a master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate Schools . She attended the U.S. Navy Test Pilot School in Patuxent River, Maryland, and became a helicopter test pilot at VMX-1 at MCAS Yuma.