Astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor examines her eye with a fundoscope aboard the International Space Station with remote support from doctors on the ground. As a member of the Expedition 56/57 crew in 2018, she participated in many onboard experiments in biology, biotechnology, physical science and Earth science aboard the station

Dr. Auñón-Chancellor was selected as a member of the Astronaut Corps in 2009. She is board certified in Internal and Aerospace Medicine. During her time aboard the station, the crew led investigations into new cancer treatment methods and algae growth in space. The crew also installed a new Life Sciences Glovebox, a sealed work area for life science and technology investigations that can accommodate two astronauts. During this, her first flight, she logged in 197 days in space. She currently covers medical issues and on-orbit support in the Astronaut Office.


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Auñón-Chancellor博士于2009年被选为宇航员部队成员。她获得了内部和航空航天医学的董事会认证。在空间站的这段时间里,工作人员负责研究新的癌症治疗方法和太空中藻类的生长。机组人员还安装了一个新的生命科学手套箱,一个可以容纳两名宇航员的封闭工作区域,用于生命科学和技术调查。在她的第一次飞行中,她飞行了197天。 她目前负责宇航员办公室的医疗问题和在轨支持。


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