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Jay Clark Buckey Jr
Status: Inactive. Trained as: Astronaut. Profession: Payload Specialist. Sex: Male. Marital Status: Married. Children: Three. Birth Date: 06 June 1956. Birth City: New York. Birth State: New York. Birth Country: USA. Nationality: American. Group: Payload Specialist. Date Selected: 01 December 1991. Date Departed: 03 May 1998. Number of Flights: 1. Total Time: 15.91 days.
Active Paylaod Specialist Trainee for Shuttle STS-90 Neurolab Mission;
he had been Alternate Payload Specialist for STS-58 Mission SLS-2.
NASA Official Biography
- NAME: Jay Clark Buckey, Jr. M.D
- Payload Specialist
- PERSONAL DATA:
- Born June 6, 1956 in New York, New York. His parents, Jay Sr. and Jean Buckey, reside in Ft. Myers, Florida. Married to the former Sarah Woodroffe Masters of Summit, New Jersey daughter of Parke and Margaret Masters. They have one son and two daughters. Recreational interests include camping, history.
- Graduated from W. Tresper Clarke High School in Westbury, New York, in 1973. Earned a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University in 1977, and a doctorate in medicine from Cornell University Medical College in 1981. Interned at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, and completed residency at Darmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. NASA Space Biology Fellow at University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.
- American Society for Gravitational and Space Biology (Executive Board Member 1991-1994), Aerospace Medicine Association, and American College of Physicians.
- SPECIAL HONORS:
- Meritorious service award from the University of Texas for work on Spacelab Life Sciences-1 (SLS-1) (1991), Outstanding Teacher Award from the Class of 1994 at UT-Southwestern, Distinguished Graduate USAF School of Aerospace Medicine Primary Course (1987), two NASA Certificates of Recognition for hardware developed for SLS-1, NASA Biology Fellowship (1982), Thora Halstead Young Investigator Award, 1994.
- Dr. Buckey has over 20 publications in the areas of space physiology, cardiovascular regulation and echocardiographic techniques.
- Medical internship, New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, New York, 1981-1982; NASA Space Biology Fellow, UT-Southwestern, 1982-1984; Research Instructor, Department of Medicine, UT-Southwestern, 1984-1986; Assistant Professor Medicine, UT-Southwestern, 1986-1994; Associate Professor Medicine, UT-Southwestern, 1995; Medicine Resident, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, 1995-1996. Associate Professor of Medicine, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical School, 1996-present; Flight Surgeon, U.S. Air Force Reserve, 457th Tactical Fighter Squadron at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base, Fort Worth, TX, 1987-1995. Dr. Buckey is on leave from Dartmouth Medical School to train as a Payload Specialist for the Neurolab mission, STS-90.
- NASA EXPERIENCE:
- Co-investigator and project manager for the space flight experiment "Cardiovascular Adaptation to Zero-Gravity;" Spacelab Life Sciences-1; Alternate Payload Specialist, Spacelab Life Sciences-2.
- CURRENT ASSIGNMENT:
- Dr. Buckey will serve as a payload specialist on STS-90 Neurolab, a 16-day Spacelab mission dedicated to investigations on the effects of microgravity on the nervous system. Launch is targeted for April 1998.
- STS-90 - - 1998 Apr 17 - Assignment: Prime Crew. Flight Time: 15.91 days. Flight details: STS-90.
Columbia rolled out to pad 39B on March 23. Payloads:
- Spacelab transfer tunnel
- Spacelab Long Module, with Neurolab experiments for the following life science studies:
- Chronic Recording of Otolith Nerves in Microgravity
- Development of the Aortic Baroreflex under Conditions of Microgravity
- Neural-Thyroid Interaction on Skeletal Isomyosin Expression in OG
- Spatial Orientation of the Vestibulo-Ocular Reflex and Velocity Storage
- Autonomic Neuroplasticity in Weightlessness
- Extended Duration Orbiter pallet
- Two Get Away Special beams with canisters G-197, G-467, G-772 (Colorado's COLLIDE experiment, which collided small particles into each other to simulate the formation of planets and rings).
The Neurolab mission was managed by NASA-Johnson at Houston, unlike earlier Spacelab flights which were NASA-Marshall/Huntsville's responsibility. Landed at Kennedy Space Center May 3 1998.
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