Buckey, Jay Clark Jr
(1956-) American physician payload specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-90. 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.
Birth Place: New York, New York.
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Spaceflights: 1 .
Total time in space: 15.91 days.
STS-90 Crew: Altman, Buckey, Hire, Linnehan, Pawelczyk, Searfoss, Williams Dave. Spacelab Long Module / Neurolab mission. Backup crew: Mukai, Dunlap. More...
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1998 April 17 -
18:19 GMT - .
: Cape Canaveral
. Launch Complex
: Cape Canaveral LC39B
. LV Family
. Launch Vehicle
. LV Configuration
: Space Shuttle STS-90.
1998 May 3 -
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