Victor J. Glover, Jr. was selected as an astronaut in 2013 while serving as a Legislative Fellow in the United States Senate. He is currently serving as pilot and second-in-command on the Crew-1 SpaceX Crew Dragon, named Resilience, which launched November 15, 2020.
Quick Facts and Information on Victor Glover
|Born||April 30, 1976|
|Full Name||Victor Jerome Glover|
|Home Town||Pomona, California, USA|
|Father||Victor Glover Sr.|
|Social Media||Instagram, Twitter|
|Net Worth||$1.4 Million|
|Height||6 ft 1 in|
|Wife||Dionna Odom Glover|
|Education||Ontario High School
California Polytechnic State University
|Missions||SpaceX Crew-1 (Expedition 64/65)|
Victor Glover Career
Glover joined the US Navy, completing advanced flight training in 2001, later training for the F/A-18C with the Marine Fleet Replacement Squadron. In 2003 he was assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 34 stationed in Virginia. Glover is a commander in the U.S. Navy where he pilots a F/A-18 and is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School.
After attending the Air Force Test Pilot School, in 2007 he was designated a test pilot, serving with the VX-31 in California. In 2011, he served as a department head in Strike-Fighter Squadron 195 (VFA-195) stationed at Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan, and embarked on the USS George Washington.
Glover’s call-sign is “Ike”, a name given to him by one of his first commanding officers, standing for “I Know Everything”. He has accumulated 3,000 flight hours in more than 40 aircraft, over 400 carriers arrested landings, and 24 combat missions for the United States Navy.
In 2012 he served as a legislative fellow working on the personal staff of John McCain. It was during this time that he was selected for the 2013 NASA Astronaut group.
In August 2018 Glover was introduced as one of the Commercial Crew astronauts, assigned to fly on the first operational flight, and the second crewed flight overall, of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon. As part of that mission, he will be a crew member on ISS Expeditions 64 & 65.
SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule “Resilience” launched on November 15, 2020, carrying Glover together with two other NASA astronauts. They arrived at the space station on November 17.
Victor Glover Wife, Married Life, Children
The NASA astronaut, Victor Glover is a married man. Victor is married to his beautiful wife Dionna Odom Glover and they have four daughters together.
Out of Victor and his wife’s four daughters, three of them have Instagram accounts. Genesis is the oldest followed by Joia and then Maya, whereas we are still finding out the name of the youngest girl.
Apart from that, other information about Victor’s daughter has not been shared yet. We only know that Victor Glover has a very supportive family whom he loves and cares a lot. Hopefully, we can learn more about his daughters in the upcoming future.
Victor Glover Social Media
Glover has a Twitter and a newly opened Instagram account. He is very much active on his Twitter account where he daily shared his 6 months of hard and relentless lifestyle as an astronaut.
He joined Twitter in December of 2012 and has just over 3000 tweets. Whereas on his newly opened Instagram account he has just shared 3 pictures and gained over 10.4K followers.
Victor Glover Age, Birthday, Family
Born in Pomona, California on April 30, 1976, Victor Glover is now 44 years of age. Currently, he is Married to Dionna Odom of Berkeley, California. They have four children. Talking about his parent’s Victor’s mother lives in southern California, and his father and stepmother live in Prosper, Texas.
Victor and his family have been stationed in many locations in the United States and Japan and he has deployed in combat and peacetime.
In the 20-some years that people have been living aboard the International Space Station, its extended crew has never included a Black astronaut. Victor J. Glover, a Navy commander and test pilot who joined the astronaut corps in 2013, will be the first.
“He knows how much I love him. How much I am so, so very proud of him,” Victor Glover Sr. said of his son.
As the Crew Dragon capsule “Resilience” docks at the International Space Station, a proud dad will be watching from Prosper in North Texas.
“Proud? That would be an understatement,” Victor Glover Sr. said with a laugh as he waited for the SpaceX launch with 30 other family members at Cape Kennedy in Florida.
“My chest is probably sticking out about two miles,” he joked. “Just ecstatic about this moment in time.”
Victor Glover Education
Glover, who grew up in Pomona, California, graduated from Ontario High School (California) in 1994, where he was both a quarterback and running back for the Jaguars and star on the wrestling team. He was awarded Athlete of the Year 1994.
He attended California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California on a wrestling scholarship and received his Bachelor of Science degree in General Engineering in 1999.
Glover has three Master of Science degrees:
- Master of Science in Flight test engineering, Air University (the United States Air Force) (USAF TPS), Edwards Air Force Base, California, 2007.
- Master of Science in Systems Engineering (PD‐21), Naval Postgraduate School, 2009.
Victor Glover Salary, Net Worth
According to the US government’s 2020 pay scales and a NASA job listing, a civilian astronaut in 2020 can earn between $66,167 and $161,141 per year.
Whereas Victor Glover is paid an average salary of $141,000 annually as an astronaut. He must also have various projects and ventures in other areas that are still unknown to us.
So, it is very difficult to determine his net worth, as Victor himself hasn’t shared any detail on his net worth. However, as per an estimation, Victor Glover’s net worth for early 2021 is $1.4 Million.