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NASA Astronaut Portrait - Serena M. Aunon
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8" x 10" Full Colour Portrait of Serena M. Aunon 2009 NASA Astronaut Candidate

NASA Astronaut

PERSONAL DATA:  Born on April 9, 1976, in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Considers Fort Collins, Colorado, to be her hometown.  Recreational interests include basketball, softball, martial arts, cricket, hiking and jet-skiing.

EDUCATION:  Graduated from Poudre High School, Fort Collins, Colorado, 1993.  Received a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from The George Washington University, Washington, D.C., in 1997 and a doctorate of medicine degree from The University of Texas - Health Science Center at Houston in 2001.  Completed a 3-year residency in internal medicine at The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston, Texas, 2004 and then completed an additional year as chief resident in the Internal Medicine Department, 2005.  She also completed an aerospace medicine residency at UTMB as well as a master of public health degree in 2007.  She is board certified in Internal and Aerospace Medicine.

ORGANIZATIONS:  American College of Physicians; American College of Preventive Medicine;  Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society; Aerospace Medical Association and Tau Beta Pi, The National Engineering Honor Society.

SPECIAL HONORS:  USAF Flight Surgeons Julian Ward Award (2009); Outstanding UTMB Resident Award (2007); William K. Douglas Award (2006); Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society (2005); Thomas N. and Gleaves James Award for Excellent Performance by a Third-Year Resident in Internal Medicine (2004).

EXPERIENCE:  Dr. Auñón came to NASA-JSC in August 2006, employed as a flight surgeon under the UTMB/Wyle Bioastronautics contract.  She spent more than 9 months in Russia supporting medical operations for International Space Station (ISS) crewmembers in Star City, including water survival training in the Ukraine.  She served as the deputy crew surgeon for STS-127.  She also held the role of deputy lead for Orion - Medical Operations.

NASA EXPERIENCE:  Dr. Auñón was selected in July 2009 as one of 14 members of the 20th NASA astronaut class.  She recently graduated from Astronaut Candidate Training that included scientific and technical briefings, intensive instruction in ISS systems, Extravehicular Activity (EVA), robotics, physiological training, T-38 flight training and water and wilderness survival training.JUNE 2011


This is a borderless 8 x 10 Photograph on Fuji/Kodak Paper

The actual print is sharper and more detailed than on the online image.

This is a superior quality photograph, suitable for autographing, matting or framing; great for collecting the autographs of the astronauts.