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NASA Astronaut, USA
DATA AND PLACE OF BIRTH:
Born April 9, 1976 in Indianapolis, Indiana, but considers Fort Collins her hometown, Colorado.
In 1997 she received a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from George Washington University in Washington.
In 2001 she received a M.D from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston (Texas) and also in 2001 she received an M.P.H. degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch.
FAMILY STATUS: Married.
HOBBY: Basketball, softball, cricket, hiking, water skiing.
By the time of enlistment in the astronaut corps. Serena Aunon-Chancellor worked as an assistant professor at the Department of Preventive Medicine and Social Health of the Faculty of Preventive Medicine and Internal Medicine at the Medical Department of the University of Texas.
She also works at NASA as an air doctor under the Space Shuttle, ISS and Constellation Program, worked at the Cosmonaut Training Center, in Kazakhstan she took part in the medical support of crews after their return to Earth. She was Deputy Head Physician of the ISS-22 and STS-127 crews, worked as Deputy Head of the Medical Support of the Program to develop a new manned spacecraft Orion.
On June 29, 2009 she was enrolled in the NASA Astronaut Corps (the 20-th selection, NASA) as a candidate for astronauts. A two-year course of general space training was completed in July 2011 and she was qualified as an astronaut.
On July 22, 2013 Serena Aunon-Chancellor together with Randy Bresnik participated in the fitting (in two stages of 4 hours each) of CST-100 Command Module. Astronauts were housed inside the module in rescue suits and the Boeing specialists conducted testing of the utility system, ease if access to control panels and the equipment operation.
From July 11, 2015 she as a crewmember together with JAXA astronaut Norishige Kanai, engineer David Cohen and crew commander ESA astronaut Luke Parmitano participated in a two-week NEEMO-20 Expedition – NASA mission to drill extreme environmental activities in underwater scientific station Aquarius located in the ocean at a depth of 19 meters approximately 5.6 km from Key Largo, Florida.
On January 16, 2017 she began to undergo training at Yu.A. Gagarin CTC.
At a period of January 30 to 2 February 2017 in the forest near Moscow she together with David Saint-Jacques and Oleg Kononenko participated in training in actions after landing in the wooded-marshy area in wither.
In June 2017 at the base of the 179th Emergency Situation Center in Noginsk, Moscow region, the crew consisting of Oleg Kononenko, David Saint-Jacques and Serena Aunon-Chancellor passed training in actions after the spacecraft landing at the water surface – the so-called “water survival”.
On November 30, 2017 by decision of the Interdepartmental Commission (IDC) she was approved and appointed as a flight engineer of the Soyuz MS-09 backup crew and the prime crew of the Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft.
On January 19 her appointment to the prime crew of the Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft was confirmed in NASA press release 18-004.
Based on materials from web site www.astronaut.ru.