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Former Crystal Lake man now a leader in keeping NASA astronauts safe during spaceflight

Challenger Learning Center in Woodstock influenced Christopher Dobbins’ life mission

Christopher Dobbins stands at Expedition 58 flight controllers on console during release of the Northrop Grumman Cygnus CRS-10 Cargo Craft after unberthing from the nadir port of the Unity Module on the International Space Station.  Photo Date: February 8, 2019.  Location: Building 30 - FCR-1.
Official NASA Portrait of ISS Flight Controller Christopher T. Dobbins, formerly of Crystal Lake, taken April 5, 2022.
Christopher Dobbins, formerly of Crystal Lake, at Expedition 61 flight controllers on console during U.S. EVA #56 to begin the battery replacement work for the P6 truss 2B power channel on Oct. 6, 2019 at NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.