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Encyclopedia > Jay Buckey

Dr. Jay Clark Buckey, Jr. (born June 6, 1956 in New York City) has been a NASA mission specialist.


Education, activities

Buckey holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University (1997) and a Doctorate in Medicine from Cornell University in 1981, interning at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center and completing his residence at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Currently, Buckey is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Neuroscience Center, Dartmouth Medical School. He is also a flight surgeon with the U.S. Air Force Reserve.


Neurolab

In 1998 he was a Payload Specialist aboard NASA Space Shuttle flight STS-90 as part of the Neurolab mission from April 17 to May 3, 1998. Aboard the Neurolab Mission, Buckey was the Payload Specialist for the experiment "Cardiovascular Adaptation to Zero-Gravity" and assisted with other Spacelab Life Sciences experiments. During the 16-day Spacelab flight, the seven person crew aboard Space Shuttle Columbia served as both experiment subjects and operators for 26 individual life science experiments focusing on the effects of microgravity on the brain and nervous system. The STS-90 flight orbited the Earth 256 times, covered 6.3 million miles, and logged him over 381 hours in space.


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Jay C. Buckey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (278 words)
Buckey holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University (1997) and a Doctorate in Medicine from Cornell University in 1981, interning at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center and completing his residence at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.
Currently, Buckey is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Neuroscience Center, Dartmouth Medical School.
Aboard the Neurolab Mission, Buckey was the Payload Specialist for the experiment "Cardiovascular Adaptation to Zero-Gravity" and assisted with other Spacelab Life Sciences experiments.
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