flight surgeon

noun

Definition of flight surgeon 

: a military medical officer specializing in aerospace medicine

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But in January, NASA abruptly announced that Epps was being booted from her June flight, replacing her with Serena Auñón-Chancellor, a Hispanic flight surgeon selected as an astronaut alongside Epps in 2009. Alex Stuckey, Houston Chronicle, "Jeanette Epps doesn't know why NASA booted her from International Space Station flight," 22 June 2018 Auñón-Chancellor, who is certified in internal and aerospace medicine, started as a flight surgeon for NASA and worked in Russia, Ukraine, and also as deputy lead for medical operations for NASA's Orion spacecraft. Brooke A. Lewis, Houston Chronicle, "NASA removes first African-American woman set to be on space station crew," 18 Jan. 2018 She is being replaced by Serena Auñón-Chancellor, a Caucasian flight surgeon who's been with the agency since 2006. Alex Stuckey, Houston Chronicle, "NASA faces calls for reinstatement of first African American on International Space Station crew," 22 Jan. 2018 Assigned to teach flight surgeons how to interpret electrocardiograms, Dr. Moss read up on the subject and embraced cardiology. Sam Roberts, New York Times, "Arthur J. Moss, Who Pioneered Heart Treatments, Dies at 86," 28 Feb. 2018 The Navy officer who was injured by a spinning helicopter blade at Camp Pendleton and later died was identified Sunday as a 32-year-old flight surgeon, officials said. Lyndsay Winkley, latimes.com, "Navy officer killed by spinning helicopter blade at Camp Pendleton is identified," 26 Feb. 2018 Epps was slated to be the first black astronaut to live in space until Thursday evening, when NASA announced she was being replaced by Serena Auñón-Chancellor, a Hispanic flight surgeon selected as an astronaut alongside Epps in 2009. Alex Stuckey, Houston Chronicle, "Why did NASA remove the first black Space Station crewmember? More information may be coming," 23 Jan. 2018 Auñón-Chancellor, a Hispanic flight surgeon who was chosen as an astronaut in 2009 alongside Epps, will be joined by Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency and Sergey Prokopyev of the Russian space agency, Roscosmos. Alex Stuckey, Houston Chronicle, "International Space Station crew: training continues smoothly after Jeanette Epps bumped from flight," 14 Feb. 2018 My flight surgeon Steve Gilmore is there, as is NASA’s chief astronaut Chris Cassidy and the deputy ISS program manager, plus some cosmonauts and many members of the Russian rescue forces. Scott Kelly, Smithsonian, "Scott Kelly’s Journey Home After His Year in Space," 30 Sep. 2017

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flight surgeon

noun

Medical Definition of flight surgeon 

: a medical officer (as in the United States Air Force) qualified by additional training for specialization in the psychological and medical problems associated with flying

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