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Dr Francis Andrew (Drew) Gaffney Status: Inactive. Trained as: Astronaut. Profession: Payload Specialist. Sex: Male. Marital Status: Married. Children: Two. Birth Date: 09 June 1946. Birth City: Carlsbad. Birth State: New Mexico. Birth Country: USA. Nationality: American. Degree: MD. Group: Payload Specialist. Date Selected: 01 January 1984. Date Departed: 14 June 1991. Number of Flights: 1. Total Time: 9.09 days.

NASA Official Biography

Francis Andrew Gaffney, M.D. was born in Carlsbad, New Mexico.

Gaffney graduated from Carlsbad High School in 1964, received a bachelor of arts from the University of California-Berkley in 1968, received a doctor of medicine degree from the University of New Mexico in 1972 and received a fellowship in cardiology from the University of Texas in 1975.

He completed a 3-year medical internship and residency at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio, in 1975, and went on to receive a fellowship in cardiology at the University of Texas' Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, becoming a faculty associate and an assistant professor of medicine there in 1979. From 1979-1987, he served as assistant director of echocardiography at Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas.

Gaffney served as a visiting senior scientist with NASA from 1987-1989. He was a co-investigator on an experiment aboard STS-40 that studied human cardiovascular adaptation to space flight, and served as Payload Specialist 1 (PS1).


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