COL Andrew Morgan is a NASA Astronaut who performed over 45 hours of spacewalks on a 9-month spaceflight to the International Space Station. He is an emergency medicine physician with fellowship training in Sports Medicine. He also supported Special Operations soldiers in combat with the 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) “Desert Eagles” during combat deployments in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Africa.
In this episode, Dr. Morgan discusses his time at West Point on the parachute team, his affiliation with the Golden Knights, and his training and pathway to becoming a special operations physician completing Ranger school, combat diver training, and military freefall training along the way. He describes his pathway to applying and becoming an astronaut and his experience now serving on the board for the selection of future astronauts. Hear about this unique pathway to becoming a NASA astronaut that well suits military physicians and the training that astronauts complete before their first space mission.
Drew shares many interesting insights and lessons learned over a distinguished career in Army Medicine and with NASA. You don’t want to miss this episode!
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