Colonel Eric Boe, Hertz Fellow and NASA Astronaut, has truly taken the spirit of the Fannie and John Hertz Fellowship out of this world. In 2008, as the pilot of the Space Shuttle Endeavour (his first trip to space), he carried aboard a large Hertz flag printed with over 1,000 names from the Hertz Community. In 2011, Boe piloted his second space flight for the final mission of Space Shuttle Discovery. The Discovery mission to the International Space Station (ISS) was accomplished in 202 Earth orbits, traveling 5.3 million miles.
Eric is deputy chief of the Astronaut Office. He is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy with a BS in astronautical engineering and earned an MS in electrical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.