Bobby Satcher, ’86, ’93

"The spirit of exploration ultimately accomplishes more than what it sets out to do. It forces the process of asking questions and discovering things that we might not do otherwise."

Operating in orbit
Bobby Satcher recounts his experience as the first orthopedic surgeon in space.
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MIT News: June 3, 2010

Astronaut and orthopedic surgeon Bobby Satcher tweets his NASA mission
The shuttle Atlantis brought seven astronauts including Robert Satcher ’86, PhD ’93, an orthopedic surgeon who tweeted through space, back to Earth on Nov. 27, after a 11-day NASA mission to stock the International Space Station.
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MIT News: November 30, 2009