Susan Jewell, MD is a physician, scientist, researcher, educator, biomedical engineer and working to become a flight member as a commercial "medical/scientist" astronaut for low earth orbit (LEO) payload projects and eventual to deep space missions. Her vision is to colonize and settle on the red planet MARS. She recently received a scholarship from European Space Agency to study at International Space University in France. Participating in NASA funded HI-SEAS project, a 120-day Mars exploration analog study, run by researchers at Cornell and University of Hawaii, as member of the support mission team. She is currently studying Aerospace /Space Medicine and obtaining her certifications in Biomedical Engineering at UC Berkeley/Laney College and nanotechnology at Harvard Extension School. A candidate in MSc/PhD, Space Physiology and Health at Center for Human and Aerospace Physiological Sciences, School of Biomedical Sciences, Kings College London UK. She is a member of the Aerospace Medical Association, Royal Aeronautical Society, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Mars Society, Mars-One, and an Ambassador for SARG, Suborbital Applications Researchers Group. Her vision is to expand space physiology, telehealth, biomedical/life science/research interests in lower earth orbit, deep space exploration and colonization of Mars.
Biographical information and photo from the Mars Initiative website.
Latest Planetary Radio Appearance
05/20/2014 | 56:44
Planetary Radio visits the 33rd ISDC to talk with three explorers who’ve set their sights on the Red Planet: MD and space medicine researcher Susan Jewell, Meteorite Man Geoff Notkin, and Mars Program Formulation Office Manager at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Charles Whetsel.