Doug Hurley — PICS By: Elissa Anderson May 27, 2020 1:20PM EDT 1 of 5 Doug Hurley Speaks Before SpaceX Launch REX/Shutterstock Doug Hurley is a veteran astronaut who joined NASA in 2000, and has so far completed two successful missions for the space agency. Hurley, born in New York graduated from Tulane University and started his career as a pilot in the United States Marine Corps. He piloted Space Shuttle missions STS-127 and STS-135. The later, in July 2011, was the final space shuttle flight off United States soil before another historic launch in May 2020: the SpaceX Demo-2 flight to the International Space Station. Hurley is married to retired astronaut Karen Nyberg; they have one son together, Jack Hurley. Seven days after this photo was taken, NASA astronaut Doug Hurley would embark on the Demo-2 mission. Along with Bob Behnken, he would complete the first space shuttle launch since 2011. Here, he’s seen speaking to reporters at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida while wearing his flight suit. To see more photos of Hurley, scroll through this gallery. May 27, 2020, 12:04PM 2 of 5 Doug Hurley Poses with Bob Behnken Kim Shiflett/NASA HANDOUT/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock Doug Hurley and his SpaceX co-pilot, Bob Behnken, pose in their SpaceX-issued space suits before their May 27 rocket launch. They’re headed to the International Space Station! May 27, 2020, 12:04PM 3 of 5 Doug Hurley & Chris Ferguson Head to Kennedy Space Center Marta Lavandier/AP/Shutterstock Doug Hurley and astronaut Chris Ferguson are seen here at the Kennedy Space Center after completing a training flight. They’re about to take a ride on the Space Shuttle Atlantis STS-135. May 27, 2020, 12:04PM 4 of 5 Doug Hurley at a NASA Press Conference David J Phillip/AP/Shutterstock Doug Hurley speaks during a news conference at Houston’s Johnson Space Center. He’s about to embark on the flight of the Atlantis in July 2011 — the final NASA space shuttle mission. May 27, 2020, 12:03PM 5 of 5 Doug Hurley in His Official NASA Portrait Shutterstock Doug Hurley poses for his official NASA portrait prior to embarking on Space Shuttle mission STS-135 in 2011. He’s wearing his Advanced Crew Escape Suit (ACES) for the photo. May 27, 2020, 12:03PM Click to Subscribe to Get Our Free HollywoodLife Daily Newsletter to get the hottest celeb news.