Live Conversation from Space with Astronaut Tom Marshburn '82
Monday, April 22, 2013   -   4:15 PM
Location:  Knobloch Campus Center Alvarez- Smith 900 Room

Alumnus astronaut Tom Marshburn, M.D. ’82 will field questions about his experiences from aboard the International Space Station, 230 miles above Earth. The college will host a live NASA downlink from 4:55 - 5:25 p.m., Monday, April 22, in the C. Shaw Smith 900 Room of the Alvarez College Union. Doors will open at 4:15 p.m. and will close at 4:45 p.m.; seating is limited. In addition, the event will be simulcast on video monitors in an overflow area outside of the 900 Room, as well as online at http://www.davidson.edu/live/.

Physics major Marshburn is completing his second deployment to the International Space Station. Previously, Marshburn was stationed at Johnson Space Center as a flight surgeon, assigned to Space Shuttle Medical Operations and to the joint U.S./Russian Space Program. He served as co-chair of medical operations for the Shuttle/Mir Space Program and as deputy flight surgeon for neuronal for the STS-98 mission and lead flight surgeon for the STS-101 mission to the International Space Station. After spending 10 months as a NASA representative to the Harvard/MIT Smart Medical Systems Team of the National Space Biomedical Research Institute in Boston, Mass., he worked as the lead flight surgeon for Expedition 7 to the ISS in 2003, supporting from Russia, Kazakhstan and Houston. He also served as medical operations lead for the space station. 





Event Type:  Lecture
Contact:  Patterson, Lisa A
E-mail:  lipatterson@davidson.edu