Navy Medicine Astronauts


 Official NASA portrait of U.S. Navy Commander, Laurel Blair Salton Clark, M.D. Mission Specialist on the ill fated space shuttle Columbia during mission STS-107, which broke-up during reentry on Feb. 1, 2003. Photo courtesy National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Since the early 1970’s, seven Navy physicians have served as NASA scientist-astronauts.

This section included links to their NASA biographies.


Charles E. Brady, Jr.

David M. Brown

Manley L. "Sonny" Carter

Laurel Blair Salton Clark

Joseph Kerwin

Jerry M. Linenger

Lee M. E. Morin









Source: Greenwood, John T., Ph.D., and F. Clifton Berry Jr., Medics at War: Military Medicine from Colonial Times to the 21st Century. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2005.



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