Today is National Doctors’ Day!

Celebrated each year on March 30, National Doctors’ Day recognizes the contributions of physicians to individual lives and communities. At NASA, a number of our astronauts also have been physicians. NASA also has flight surgeons, who specialize in caring for our astronauts.

Mae Jemison, the first African American woman in space, was also a physician and flew on Space Shuttle Endeavour’s STS-47 mission in 1998. In this image from Jan. 1992, Jemison works at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.

More recently, Serena Auñón-Chancellor​, another another astronaut and physician, spent six months aboard the International Space Station. She is also a distinguished and award-winning flight surgeon.

Learn more about flight surgeons and their role in keeping our astronauts flight ready.

Image Credit: NASA



梅·杰米森(Mae Jemison)是第一位进入太空的非洲裔美国女性,也是一名医生,并于1998年参加了奋进号航天飞机的STS-47任务。在这张1992年1月的照片中,杰米森在美国宇航局的肯尼迪航天中心工作。

最近,另一位宇航员兼医生塞蕾娜·奥斯丁(Serena Aunon-Chancellor)在国际空间站待了六个月。她也是一位杰出的、屡获殊荣的飞行外科医生。



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