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.
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.