Marshburn (MD ’89) blasts into space
July 16th, 2009
Astronaut Tom Marshburn (MD ’89) finally got into space on July 15. He is aboard the space shuttle Endeavour, which lifted off en route to the international space station after several days of weather delays.
Marshburn, of Statesville, NC, was selected in 2004 to be a NASA astronaut. He completed his Astronaut Candidate Training in 2006. This included scientific and technical briefings, intensive instruction in Shuttle and International Space Station Systems, physical training, T-38 flight training and water and wilderness survival training. The Endeavour mission will deliver the Japanese-built Exposed Facility (JEM-EF) and the Experiment Logistics Module Exposed Section (ELM-ES) to the International Space Station.