NASA recently announced its 2017 astronaut class, and it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that one was an Eagle Scout. Raja Chari joins a long list of Eagle Scout astronauts that includes NASA legends like Neil Armstrong and James Lovell. BL recently spoke to Chari about space, sci-fi and Scouting.
The rank of Eagle Scout isn’t the only pinnacle Shane Victorino has reached. The speedy Philadelphia Phillies center fielder has been to the World Series the past two Octobers (winning a title in 2008), played for the USA in the second-ever World Baseball Classic in 2009, has won two consecutive Gold Gloves and led the majors in triples last year with 13. Whew!