Under the next Moon mission of the US space agency NASA, there will be a return of humans to the Moon. This time the astronauts will spend more time on the Moon than before, from where their eyes will be on Mars. NASA has selected 10 new astronauts for this mission. It also includes the name of Indian-origin astronaut Dr Anil Menon who will be given rigorous training for two years before the mission. After this, the astronauts will leave for the International Space Station for research, from where they will land on the surface of the Moon and then Mars.
Indian-origin Anil Menon was born in Ukraine. He is posted as a lieutenant colonel in the US Air Force. He was the first SpaceX flight surgeon to form a medical organization during NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission. Dr Menon already has experience working with NASA as a flight surgeon. Anil Menon, 45, is a practicing Emergency Medicine Physician.
played an important role in the disaster
According to his NASA profile, Menon was among the first in line to help during the 2010 Haiti earthquake, the 2015 Nepal earthquake and the 2011 Reno Air Show crash. He received a bachelor’s degree in neurobiology from Harvard University in 1999 and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University in 2004. In 2009, he graduated with a Doctor of Medicine from Stanford Medical School.
Have also lived in Afghanistan
He was deployed to Afghanistan for Operation Enduring Freedom. He also worked for the Himalayan Rescue Association to look after the climbers on Mount Everest. Menon later transferred to the 173rd Fighter Wing for military duty and later worked in Aerospace Medicine as a residency. As a pilot he has logged over 1,000 hours. His wife Anna Menon works at SpaceX and they have two children.
10 astronauts aged 30 to 40
NASA on Monday selected 10 new astronauts, half of whom are military pilots. NASA introduced six men and four women during a ceremony in Houston. Houston is the center of the Mission Control and Astronaut Corps. For this more than 12 thousand people had applied. The 10 selected people, aged between 30 and 40 years, will be given the first two years of training to be able to travel in ‘spaceflight’.
Some drilling experts, many bioengineers
These 10 people include, in addition to fighter and test pilots, a medical physicist, drilling specialist, marine roboticist, SpaceX flight surgeon and bioengineer who has also been a champion cyclist. Two astronauts from the United Arab Emirates will train with him. Since the ‘Mercury Seven’ in 1959, NASA has inducted 360 people into its astronaut corps. The last time an astronaut was selected was in 2017.