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Fit for Space Biographies
Jacob Bloomberg
Senior Research Physiologist
Jacob Bloomberg is Associate Team Lead for the National Space Biomedical Research Institute's Neurovestibular Team.
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Chris Hadfield
Astronaut, Canadian Space Agency
Chris Hadfield served as Mission Specialist for STS-74 and STS-100. He performed two spacewalks on mission STS-100 to enable the Space Station's new robotic arm, Canadarm 2.
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Deborah Harm
Senior Scientist, Human Adaptation and Countermeasures Office, Neuroscience Laboratories
Deboral Harm is studying the symptoms of space motion sickness and the effects of cures on performance.
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Paul Hill
Flight Director, Mission Operations Directorate
Paul Hill is responsible for the safe conduct of manned space flight missions. He has been Flight Director for 23 shuttle and station missions.
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Jeffrey Jones
Lead Flight Surgeon, International Space Station
Lead for medical operations on the International Space Station, an ISS and STS Crew Surgeon; a Flight Surgeon and Surgical Specialty Consultant at the Flight Medicine Clinic, and a Co-Investigator for several operational space medicine research projects within Space Medicine and Health Care Systems in conjunction with the National Space Biomedical Research Institute.
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Vickie Kloeris
Subsystem Manager, Shuttle Food System
Vickie Kloeris oversees nutrition requirements for astronauts and ensures plenty of consumables are available for shuttle and station missions.
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Michael Massimino
NASA Astronaut
Michael Massimino served as STS-109 Mission Specialist and performed two spacewalks to service the Hubble Space Telescope.
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Beth Shepherd
Lead Astronaut Strength, Conditioning and Rehabilitation Specialist
Beth Shepherd supervises the Astronaut Gym and the Astronaut Rehabilitation Facility.
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Scott Smith
Chief Scientist for the Nutritional Biochemistry Laboratory at NASA Johnson Space Center.
Scott Smith seeks to determine the nutritional requirements necessary for extended-duration space flight.
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Phil West
Deputy Director, Education Office, Johnson Space Center
Phil West has managed a team developing spacewalk tools, was a NASA spokesperson and now contributes his experience to the Education Office at Johnson Space Center.
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Peggy Whitson
Deputy Chief, Astronaut Office, Johnson Space Center
Peggy Whitson was the NASA ISS Science Officer during Expedition 5, a mission that served six months aboard the Space Station.
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