Gregory R. Wiseman Status: Active 11/11/1975 – Nationality: American Type: Government Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Gregory Reid Wiseman is an American astronaut, engineer, and naval aviator. Wiseman was selected in June 2009 as a member of the NASA Astronaut Group 20 and qualified as an astronaut in 2011. Wiseman took part in his first spaceflight as part of the crew of Expedition 40/41, which launched to the International Space Station on May 28, 2014, and returned on November 10, 2014. Before joining NASA, Wiseman was a Naval Aviator and test pilot. Wiseman has been the Deputy Chief of the Astronaut Office since June, 2017, working under Chief Astronaut Patrick Forrester.