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NASA selects Indian-origin physician Anil Menon as one of astronauts for future missions


  • 45 years old Menon, a lieutenant colonel at the US Air Force, was SpaceX's first flight surgeon, helping to launch the company's first humans to space during Nasa's SpaceX Demo-2 mission.
  • In a statement, Nasa announced that it has chosen 10 new astronaut candidates from a field of more than 12,000 applicants to represent the US and work for humanity's benefit in space.
  • Menon previously served Nasa as the crew flight surgeon for various expeditions taking astronauts to the International Space Station.