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

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