Space and medicine: Students get first-hand look at training

Students from the Baylor College of Medicine’s Space Medicine Track are on their way to the next frontier of healthcare thanks to a collaboration between Baylor, the National Space Biomedical Research Institute and NASA, among others.

Baylor’s Center for Space Medicine’s mission is to be a leader in space biomedical research and education and to then use that knowledge to improve life on earth. One of the benefits of being a first-year medical student in the “Introduction to Human Space Exploration and Medicine” includes a special visit to NASA’s Johnson Space Center to see things not available to the general public.

During the tour students heard presentations from a Johnson Space Center flight surgeon, learned about the medical aspects of an astronaut’s daily activity and saw the Neutral Buoyancy Lab where crews train for spacewalks.

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By Andy Phifer

 

 

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