Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Rick Scheuring - Constellation's lead for medical operations

Nearly 40 years after watching the first men on the moon parade down Michigan Avenue, Chicago native Dr. Rick Scheuring is helping send a new generation of explorers to the moon. Today, the Ridgewood High School track and field alumnus is responsible for ensuring the health and safety of future moonwalkers for NASA’s Constellation Program.

Scheuring is Constellation’s lead for medical operations integration. He was recently reunited with the three astronauts he witnessed decades earlier: Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins. The lessons they shared from their journey to the moon are helping Scheuring shape crew health and safety goals for future Constellation missions.

Read the NASA JSC Press Release