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The Next 10 Americans in Space

The shuttle has retired, but the astronauts have not.

Tom Marshburn

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Tom Marshburn
Marshburn followed an unusual path to space. An emergency room physician by training, he joined NASA in 1994 and eventually became the lead medical official for the space station. He was the Flight Surgeon for ISS Expedition 7 in 2003, and is shown here in Kazakhstan tending to astronaut Ed Lu (right), who has just returned from orbit. Marshburn was chosen as an astronaut himself in 2004, and flew on the STS-127 shuttle mission to the station in 2009. He’ll launch in November 2012 to serve on Expeditions 34/35.

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