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Buckey Jay
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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.

Educated Cornell.

NASA Official Biography

NAME: Jay Clark Buckey, Jr. M.D
Payload Specialist

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.

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.

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.

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.

APRIL 1997

Birth Place: New York, New York.
Status: Inactive.

Born: 1956.06.06.
Spaceflights: 1 .
Total time in space: 15.91 days.

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Associated Flights
  • STS-90 Crew: Altman, Buckey, Hire, Linnehan, Pawelczyk, Searfoss, Williams Dave. Spacelab Long Module / Neurolab mission. Backup crew: Mukai, Dunlap. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • USAF American agency overseeing development of rockets and spacecraft. United States Air Force, USA. More...

Associated Programs
  • STS The Space Transportation System (Space Shuttle) was conceived originally as a completely reusable system that would provide cheap, routine access to space and replace all American and civilian military launch vehicles. Crippled by technological overreach, political compromise, and budget limitations, it instead ended up costing more than the expendable rockets it was to have replaced. STS sucked the money out of all other NASA projects for half a century. The military abandoned its use after the Challenger shuttle explosion in the 1980's. More...

  • NASA Astronaut Biographies, Johnson Space Center, NASA, 1995-present. Web Address when accessed: here.

Buckey Chronology

1998 April 17 - . 18:19 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC39B. LV Family: Shuttle. Launch Vehicle: Shuttle. LV Configuration: Space Shuttle STS-90.
  • STS-90 - . Call Sign: Columbia. Crew: Searfoss; Altman; Linnehan; Hire; Williams, Dave; Buckey; Pawelczyk. Backup Crew: Mukai; Dunlap. Payload: Columbia F25 / Spacelab LM Eurolab. Nation: USA. Related Persons: Searfoss; Altman; Linnehan; Hire; Williams, Dave; Buckey; Pawelczyk; Mukai; Dunlap. Agency: NASA Houston. Manufacturer: Bremen. Program: STS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Flight: STS-90. Spacecraft: Columbia. Duration: 15.91 days. Decay Date: 1998-05-03 . USAF Sat Cat: 25297 . COSPAR: 1998-022A. Apogee: 274 km (170 mi). Perigee: 247 km (153 mi). Inclination: 39.0000 deg. Period: 89.70 min. 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.

1998 May 3 - .
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