Society of NASA Flight Surgeons

Society of NASA Flight Surgeons This society is to advance the science, art, and identity of space medicine; document the historical achievements in operational space medicine.
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The is an organization made up of individuals who have served as NASA flight surgeons or have served as a flight surgeon in operational support of human spaceflight space missions. The Society of NASA Flight Surgeons emblem depicts unity of aspiration and endeavor by all sharing the stated goals and objectives- human space exploration. It includes a gold winged motif symbolizing technology from aviation and space, as well as the Aesculapian staff entwined by the green serpent, traditional to medicine of the ages. The gold wing sweeps upward from the moon, symbolizing the aggregate efforts from Mercury, Gemini and Apollo programs culminating in the historic lunar landing of astronauts. Other figures in the emblem include a toroidal space station, Mars, the five stars of the Southern Cross, and Earth's bright neighbors, Alpha and Beta Centauri, with Alpha being our nearest stellar system to our Sun's. Lastly is the Andromeda Nebula, flanked by two island galaxies looming as a cosmological wisp declaring its unsearchable mysteries open to the hopes and strivings of those who would know them or PER ASPERA AD ASTRA.

Mission: The mission of this organization is to advance the practice of space medicine.

Operating as usual

09/14/2020
NASA's Johnson Space Center

NASA's Johnson Space Center

A tour of astronaut training facilities. A visit to Mission Control. A chat with
NASA astronaut Jessica Meir aboard the International Space Station. 👩‍🚀

These are just a few of the ways Hilary Swank prepared for her role as an astronaut on a long-duration mission to Mars, a journey we're working toward as well. 🚀

08/02/2020

America is back in the space launch AND landing business again! 😃

On the subject of splashdown (water) landing and space capsules - the last US mission to land with humans in the water w...
08/02/2020
How do you get back to Earth from Orbit? How NASA astronauts Bob and Doug get home. - Everyday Astronaut

On the subject of splashdown (water) landing and space capsules - the last US mission to land with humans in the water was the Apollo capsule after a successful Apollo-Soyuz Test mission. That was in July 1975. The Russians had the unfortunate experience of a water landing in 1976 (see Soyuz 23 (https://youtu.be/m4pD1L7hedA) AND this will make some of my NASA colleagues think their tough landing experience in KZ to be very benign).

One of my go to sites for all things space related is Tim Dodd - The Everyday Astronaut. He is a self-taught young man that puts together some excellent spaceflight related reports and videos which are translated from rocket science lingo into every day English. He has a video about today's landing - find it at https://everydayastronaut.com/how-do-you-get-back-to-earth-from-orbit-how-nasa-astronauts-bob-and-doug-get-home/.

Godspeed Bob and Doug and the whole recovery team (including my flight doctor colleagues Joe and Steve (and Blake and Becky). While I won't be on board the recovery vessel, I will be watching (am watching now) the live video feed. Happy America Landing Day!

How do you get back from orbit? Do you pump the brakes and fall right out of space? We do a summary of how you deorbit, go over the hardware that allows the Crew Dragon capsule to reenter and safely splashdown.

Leland Melvin
06/20/2020

Leland Melvin

It’s amazing what you can do with Freedom. Happy Juneteenth. Godspeed on your journey. 🙏🏾🚀👨🏾‍🚀

Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when General Major Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas and read a federal order abolishing the institution of chattel slavery in the state:
"The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor."
The moment was significant. Texas had been a holdout state where enslavement continued, despite President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation to end slavery two years before, in 1863, and the 13th Amendment, which outlawed slavery in the US Constitution. The 13th Amendment passed on Jan. 31, 1865

NASA's Johnson Space Center
02/22/2020

NASA's Johnson Space Center

The big day is on the way: We're launching astronauts to space from American soil once again.

Astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken continued International Space Station and spacewalk training this week for their upcoming flight on the NASA Commercial Crew Program #SpaceX DM-2 mission. 🚀 #LaunchAmerica

Explorers Wanted: NASA to Hire More Artemis Generation Astronauts
02/13/2020
Explorers Wanted: NASA to Hire More Artemis Generation Astronauts

Explorers Wanted: NASA to Hire More Artemis Generation Astronauts

As NASA prepares to launch American astronauts this year on American rockets from American soil to the International Space Station – with an eye toward the Moon and Mars – the agency is announcing it will accept applications March 2 to 31 for the next class of Artemis Generation astronauts.

Voyager 2 Engineers Working to Restore Normal Operations
02/09/2020
Voyager 2 Engineers Working to Restore Normal Operations

Voyager 2 Engineers Working to Restore Normal Operations

The spacecraft's science instruments were turned off by a fault protection routine, which allows the spacecraft to automatically take actions to protect itself.

NASA's Johnson Space Center
02/07/2020

NASA's Johnson Space Center

Welcome back, NASA Astronaut Christina Hammock Koch! Your year-long mission is complete! 🎊

Almost 4 years ago, former astronaut Scott Kelly returned from his 1-year mission in 2016. Both participated in studies with NASA’s Human Research Program. Here’s how they compare: nasa.gov/1ym

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
11/02/2019
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Last year, as she neared the launch of her career as a physician, Jennifer Ma, M.D., got a rare opportunity to experience the life of a flight surgeon as part of NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Aerospace Medicine Clerkship.

New Research Studies on Human Health During Deep Space Exploration
10/28/2019
New Research Studies on Human Health During Deep Space Exploration

New Research Studies on Human Health During Deep Space Exploration

The Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) at Baylor College of Medicine has selected six new biomedical research projects for space applications to receive two years of funding.

Major Milestones for NASA’s Electric X-Plane
06/20/2019
Major Milestones for NASA’s Electric X-Plane

Major Milestones for NASA’s Electric X-Plane

NASA’s X-57 project has marked two critical milestones, taking two major steps toward demonstrating the benefits of electric propulsion for aviation.

05/09/2019

Outstanding talk today by Serena Aunon-Chancelor about her ISS Expedition and state of the art research she performed, given at the SNFS luncheon during AsMA 2019, Las Vegas!!

NASA and Navy Flight Surgeons Joe Dervay and Jeff Jones dine with Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo Flight Surgeon Bill Carpen...
05/09/2019

NASA and Navy Flight Surgeons Joe Dervay and Jeff Jones dine with Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo Flight Surgeon Bill Carpentier. Joined by USAF FS Joe Novak and USNR FS Bill Ledbetter.

Life Sciences and Biomedical Engineering Branch of Asma
04/30/2019

Life Sciences and Biomedical Engineering Branch of Asma

Here is the poster awesome Past-President Dr Star Forster created to present at the Int'l Aerospace Medicine Conference review as an overview of our fascinating group! Note the Social/Awards Program Monday May 6th; 4-6 PM Miranda 6/8-- Rio Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV www.asma.org

The NASA Twins Study: A multidimensional analysis of a year-long human spaceflight
04/11/2019
The NASA Twins Study: A multidimensional analysis of a year-long human spaceflight

The NASA Twins Study: A multidimensional analysis of a year-long human spaceflight

Space is the final frontier for understanding how extreme environments affect human physiology. Following twin astronauts, one of which spent a year-long mission on the International Space Station, Garrett-Bakelman et al. examined molecular and physiological traits that may be affected by time in sp...

Here’s a shout out to the current Expedition 58 crew surgeon (Natcha Cough) and deputy CS (Ben Johansen) - showing a lit...
12/24/2018

Here’s a shout out to the current Expedition 58 crew surgeon (Natcha Cough) and deputy CS (Ben Johansen) - showing a little holiday spirit after returning from the successful launch of their crew (Anne McClain) aboard 57S.

Tomorrow will be the 19th consecutive time the International crew of ISS shares 25 Dec (Christmas Day) on board the stat...
12/24/2018
Christmas 1973 on Skylab

Tomorrow will be the 19th consecutive time the International crew of ISS shares 25 Dec (Christmas Day) on board the station. This last November the ISS Program celebrated 18 years of habitation of the station. That means that the first Christmas on ISS was 25 Dec 2000. So, this is the 19th time US and Russian crews have shared this special date on station. While this is now routine or common place, there was a time when having Americans and Russians in space at the same time, especially on Christmas, was very special and new.

When was the first time US and Russian (should I say Soviet?) crews were in space on Christmas Day? Really want to know? Then go here to read more: https://www.drewexmachina.com/2014/12/24/christmas-1973-on-skylab/

Merry Christmas to our fellow Christians and Happy Holidays to our other colleagues and friends! Hears to a New Year that brings great things to the space community!

This season is witnessing yet another celebration of Christmas on board the International Space Station (ISS) which has been continuously occupied since November 2000 (see “Christmas 2000 on …

The crew of Exp 57 safely returned to Earth in frigid Kazakh temps (-21 Celsius) and light snow.  Of course, the NASA fl...
12/20/2018

The crew of Exp 57 safely returned to Earth in frigid Kazakh temps (-21 Celsius) and light snow. Of course, the NASA flight surgeon (Dr James Patarini) is at the US astronaut's side (Serena Aunon-Chancellor, pictured post-landing below). The other NASA flight surgeon, Dr Keith Brandt, was on standby with Search and Rescue not too far away just in case they were needed - fortunately they were not.

Society of NASA Flight Surgeons's cover photo
11/19/2018

Society of NASA Flight Surgeons's cover photo

Society of NASA Flight Surgeons's cover photo
11/19/2018

Society of NASA Flight Surgeons's cover photo

Society of NASA Flight Surgeons's cover photo
11/19/2018

Society of NASA Flight Surgeons's cover photo

11/19/2018

This message is adapted from the one just sent to the JSC team by JSC center director Mark Geyer.

November 20th marks the 20th anniversary of the beginning of the International Space Station. On that day in 1998, a Russian Proton rocket lifted the first module (Zarya) into space, followed two weeks later by Unity, carried by Space Shuttle Endeavour on STS-88.

Many NASA flight docs have contributed to make the ISS what it is today: the cornerstone of innovation for space exploration and its benefit to humankind.

More than 200 astronauts and cosmonauts from 18 countries have visited the ISS and contributed to more than 2,500 investigations. Great research, innovation, fundamental scientific discovery, and testing of exploration concepts and technology will continue aboard the space station. Space station has also developed and implemented critical commercialization techniques like commercial cargo resupply that will enable a low-Earth orbit commercial economy and allow NASA to expand these ideas into its exploration strategy. We are building upon the successes of the space station to get us further into deep space.

The idea of this incredible orbiting platform was a daring one. Its assembly alone took over 41 flights over a period of 13 years. As the leader of the space station architecture, NASA united with our Russian, European, Canadian and Japanese partners to create this one of a kind laboratory in space. There were many challenges along the way, including policy and technical hurdles, but the NASA team weathered them all. Our success in ISS should give us confidence that we will work through the challenges ahead on our current development programs (CCP, Orion and Gateway).

When we see photos of Earth from the ISS after a natural disaster, witness a new scientific discovery or simply stare up at the sky at night as the station passes over us, we are reminded of the impact of the work we are doing is having to life on earth.

I’m proud of our achievements and I’m excited about the next era of human spaceflight. Thank you for the work you do every day to make human spaceflight possible.

MG

DARE. UNITE. EXPLORE.

The view from the surgeon’s console in Houston Mission Control as the SS John Young initiates final approach to ISS. Thi...
11/19/2018

The view from the surgeon’s console in Houston Mission Control as the SS John Young initiates final approach to ISS. This mission is also called “NG-10” in NASA parlance as this is Northrup Grumman’s 10th supply mission to ISS. SpaceX is the other US company making deliveries to ISS. Their next mission, SpX 16, is scheduled to arrive 4 Dec. So, the crew aboard the ISS gets gifts this holiday season too.

Photos of the SNFS 2018 business meeting and guest speaker
05/14/2018

Photos of the SNFS 2018 business meeting and guest speaker

Photos of the SNFS 2018 business meeting and guest speaker

Special thanks to USMC Colonel (ret.) Jack Lousma for his uber- interesting discussion of Skylab-3 during the SNFS annua...
05/14/2018
Society of NASA Flight Surgeons

Special thanks to USMC Colonel (ret.) Jack Lousma for his uber- interesting discussion of Skylab-3 during the SNFS annual meeting at AsMA 2018 in Dallas, Texas

This society is to advance the science, art, and identity of space medicine; document the historical achievements in operational space medicine.

At AsMA this year, the annual SNFS luncheon hosted Dr. Jack Lousma, astronaut aboard Skylab 2 and STS-3.  He provided in...
05/13/2018

At AsMA this year, the annual SNFS luncheon hosted Dr. Jack Lousma, astronaut aboard Skylab 2 and STS-3. He provided insight into 59 1/2 days of life aboard Skylab such as only he (and Alan Bean and Owen Garriott) can. After Dr Sean Roden passed the gavel to incoming president Dr Ronak Shah, Mr Lousma was surrounded by many individuals with questions and handshakes.

Stratasys
01/11/2017
Stratasys

Stratasys

Being able to 3D print medical supplies on board the ISS (or elsewhere in space!) could be a game-changer. See how 3D4MD is making their mark! Via CTV http://ow.ly/fwbn307Rjtn

10/19/2016

This is a busy time for the ISS with a Soyuz carrying 48S (Exp 49-50 with NASA Astronaut Shane Kimbrough) crew arriving early Friday morning (Houston time) then a Cygnus resupply vehicle (OA-5) docking on Sunday. The current crew (Exp 48-49 with NASA Astronaut Kate Rubins) on station will be departing at the end of this month (10/30) while the Exp 50-51 (with NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson) crew will arrive mid-November (11/19). That's 6 arriving crew members and 3 departing crew members in one month's time. That is a tight schedule for the station.

For astronaut Kate Rubins this is her first space mission. Astronaut Shane Kimbrough is on his second flight but his first ISS long duration mission (he flew a shuttle mission before). Astronaut Peggy Whitson will be on her third mission aboard the station.

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04/24/2015
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