CME INDIA Presentation by ⚜ Dr. M. Gowri Sankar, MD, Senior Assistant Professor, Dept. of General Medicine, Government Medical College and ESI Hospital, Coimbatore.

Today’s History Feature:

Dr. Story Musgrave

(Born – Aug. 19, 1935)

💠American Physician and NASA Astronaut

His contributions…

🔸Musgrave pursued BS in maths and statistics at Syracuse University in 1958. He then earned his MBA in Operations Analysis and Computer Programming. Thereafter, he pursued a BA in chemistry. 

🔸In 1964, he received his MD from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He also did his fellowship from the Air Force and the Heart Institute. Additionally he earned a Master’s degree in Physiology and Biophysics.

🔸Based on his impressive list of academic credentials, Dr. Musgrave was selected as a Scientist-Astronaut by NASA in the year 1967.

🔸After completion of NASA’s academic training, he worked on the Design and Development of the United States Space station called Skylab Program. There he orbited the earth from 1973 – 1976 as a backup Science Pilot. 

🔸He further designed and developed the space suits, life support systems and equipments needed for space walk.

🔸Simultaneously, he worked as a trauma surgeon and pioneered the research in Cardiovascular and Exercise physiology and Temperature Regulation in Aviation Medicine at his 30th year of service in NASA.

🔸He also published more than 25 scientific research papers and authored The NASA Northrop T-38- A Photographic Art from an Astronaut Pilot.

🔸Furthermore, he is considered a mission specialist because he is the only person to have flown on all United States space shuttle orbiters. Thereby he has spent a total of 1,281 hours, 59 minutes, 22 seconds on space missions, including 27 hours of space walk.

A Day to Commemorate

An Astonishing Physician Astronaut

Dr. Story Musgrave 🙏

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