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America's first doctor in space honored by Baylor College of Medicine
Date:5/26/2011

t seem impossible today: to build permanent habitations on another planet and to send humans beyond the solar system. Problems and opportunities abound."

Kerwin received his medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago and was a U.S. Navy flight surgeon. NASA selected Kerwin as a scientist-astronaut in 1965. While an astronaut, Kerwin served as a CAPCOM during Apollo 13. Following Skylab 2, he served in several positions, including Director, Space and Life Sciences at Johnson Space Center (JSC), where he was responsible for direction and coordination of medical support for operational human spacecraft programs and managing JSC's Earth sciences and scientific efforts in lunar and planetary research.

He retired from NASA and the Navy in 1987 to go to work for Lockheed Corporation as manager of the Extravehicular Systems Project. He became president of the Life Sciences Special Business Unit of Wyle Laboratories (formerly KRUG) in 1997, a position he held until 2004. Kerwin is also a Fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association and member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.

NSBRI, funded by NASA, is a consortium of institutions studying the health risks related to long-duration spaceflight and developing the medical technologies needed for long missions. NSBRI's science, technology and education projects take place at more than 60 institutions across the United States. In addition to protecting astronaut health, NSBRI research has benefits for health care on Earth.

The BCM Doctor of Letters in Medicine is awarded to physicians who have excelled in medicine through teaching, research or public service and whose acts have brought credit or advancement to BCM or to the profession of academic medicine.


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Contact: Brad Thomas
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713-798-7595
National Space Biomedical Research Institute
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