December 2, 2022

Astronaut, doctor selected as chief medical officer at Sierra Space’s training center

LOUISVILLE — Louisville’s Sierra Space Corp. has hired veteran astronaut and medical doctor Thomas Marshburn to serve as chief medical officer for its Human Spaceflight Center and Astronaut Training Academy in Florida. 

Marshburn served as pilot of the NASA SpaceX Crew-3 mission to the International Space Station, which launched on Nov. 10, 2021,” SSC said in a news release.

“Today is a landmark for Sierra Space, as we welcome Tom to the team,” Sierra Space resident Janet Kavandi said in the release. “With the development of the Sierra Space Human Spaceflight Center and Astronaut Training Academy, we are changing the landscape of the commercial space economy. Tom will play a pivotal role in shaping Sierra Space’s bold and ambitious plans. We look forward to seeing all the contributions that his expertise, capabilities and strengths as a physician and veteran leader will provide Sierra Space and the future astronauts we will train.”

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