Official NASA Portrait of Astronaut Tom Marshburn
NASA EXPERIENCE: Dr. Marshburn came to NASA JSC in November 1994 as a flight surgeon, assigned to Space Shuttle Medical Operations and to the joint US/Russian Space Program. From February 1996 to May 1997 he served as a flight surgeon for NASA personnel deployed to the Cosmonaut Training Center, Star City, Russia, followed by work in the Center for Flight Control in Carole, Russia in support of the NASA 4 Expedition to the Mir Space Station. From July 1997 to August 1998 he was co-chair of medical operations for the Shuttle/Mir Space Program. From 1998 to 2000, he was deputy flight surgeon for Neuronal (STS-98) and lead flight surgeon for the STS-101 mission to the International Space Station (ISS).
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, Massachusetts, he worked as the lead flight surgeon for Expedition 7 to the ISS in 2003, supporting from Russia, Kazakhstan, and Houston.
During this time until his selection, he served as Medical Operations Lead for the ISS. Activities included development of the biomedical training program for flight surgeons and astronaut crew medical officers, and managing the ISS Health Maintenance System.
Selected by NASA in May 2004. In February 2006 he completed Astronaut Candidate Training that included scientific and technical briefings, intensive instruction in Shuttle and International Space Station systems, physiological training, T-38 flight training, and water and wilderness survival training. Completion of this initial training qualified him for various technical assignments within the Astronaut Office and future flight assignment as a mission specialist. Dr. Marshburn is currently assigned to the crew of STS-127, ISS Assembly Mission 2J/A, that will deliver the Japanese-built Exposed Facility (JEM-EF) and the Experiment Logistics Module Exposed Section (ELM-ES) to the International Space Station in June 2009.