Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

Menon

Anil Madhavan Samoilenko

USA

Anil Menon

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Personal data

Birthdate:  15.10.1976
Birthplace:  Minneapolis, Minnesota
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  06.12.2021
Selection group:  NASA-23
Position:  PLT
Status:  active

Spaceflights

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Additional information

Lieutenant colonel, U.S. Air Force, was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was SpaceX's first flight surgeon, helping to launch the company's first humans to space during NASA's SpaceX Demo-2 mission and building a medical organization to support the human system during future missions. Prior to that, he served NASA as the crew flight surgeon for various expeditions taking astronauts to the International Space Station. Menon is an actively practicing emergency medicine physician with fellowship training in wilderness and aerospace medicine. As a physician, he was a first responder during the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, 2015 earthquake in Nepal, and the 2011 Reno Air Show accident. In the Air Force, Menon supported the 45th Space Wing as a flight surgeon and the 173rd Fighter Wing, where he logged over 100 sorties in the F-15 fighter jet and transported over 100 patients as part of the critical care air transport team. unsuccessful application for NASA astronaut group 20.

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