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Thomas Henry MARSHBURN
NASA Astronaut, USA
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Born August 29, 1960 in Statesville, North Carolina.
In 1978 he graduated from High School in Atlanta, Georgia.
In 1982 received a Bachelor of Science Degree (physics) from Davidson College, North Carolina.
In 1984 received a Master of Science Degree (engineering physics) from the University of Virginia.
In 1989 received a Doctorate of Medicine Degree from Wake Forest University.
In 1997 received a Master of Science Degree (medical science) from the University of Texas Medical Branch.
FAMILY STATUS: married to Ann M. Sanders. They have a daughter.
HOBBY: swimming, scuba diving, snowboarding, playing the guitar and reading.
After completing a medical school he worked as a physician of the emergency medical service at hospitals in Toledo, Ohio, Seattle, Washington, Houston, Texas, Boston, Massachusetts.
Since 1994 he worked as a flight surgeon in the Flight Medicine Clinic at Johnson Space Center (JSC).
For two years Marshburn worked in Russia under the International Space Station program. He was a flight surgeon in the crew of the ISS Expedition 7.
He participated in the 18-th selection of NASA Astronaut Corps in 1999 but was not selected.
On May 6, 2004 Marshburn was enlisted in NASA Astronaut Corps within the 19-th selection as a candidate for a mission specialist.
From June 2004 to February 2006 he passed training at Johnson Space Center. On February 10, 2006 upon completion of his training he was qualified as a mission specialist and assigned to the ISS Branch and Research Division of the Astronaut Office, Johnson Space Center.
In January 2008 it was reported that Marshburn was assigned as a mission specialist to the crew of the Endeavour shuttle (STS-127). On February 12, 2008 NASA officially stated that he was assigned to this crew.
Mashburn performed his first space flight on July 15-31, 2009 as a mission specialist of the Endeavour shuttle (STS-127). The main flight objective was to deliver the third unit of Japanese module Kibo onboard the ISS.
In this flight he performed three EVAs, namely on July 20 the EVA duration was 6 hr 53 min, on July 24 the EVA duration was 7 hr 12 min and on July 26 the EVA duration was 4 hr 54 min.
The mission duration was 15 days 16 hr 45 min.
In the flight plan for the ISS crews till 2013, which was issued by NASA on June 2, 2010 there was information that he was assigned to the backup crew of the ISS-32/33 Expedition and changed Robert Kimbrow in the prime crew of the ISS-34/35 Expedition.
His assignment to the prime crew of the ISS-34/35 Expedition was confirmed by NASA press release No. 10-209 on September 2, 2010.
In January 2011 Marshburn took part in trainings for survival in the forest near Moscow within the preliminary crew together with Roman Romanenko and Denis Matveev.
Based on data of site www.astronaut.ru and www.nasa.gov.