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STS-107 Crew SurgeonNASA Crew Surgeons (CS) provides medical support to crewmembers assigned to a space flight. Upon this mission assignment, CS s develop close working and personal relationships with crewmembers, their families and close friends. This discussion covers the role of the NASA CS from start of a mission assignment through its completion. Specific emphasis is placed on events associated with the Columbia accident to include; premission planning, initial family medical support, interface with the astronaut Casualty Assistance Control Officers (CACOs), AFIP relationship and on-going care for the families.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Johnston, Smith (NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Publication Date
May 9, 2005
Publication Information
Publication: Aeromedical Lessons from the Space Shuttle Columbia Accident Investigation
Subject Category
Space Transportation and Safety
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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