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NASA Considers Sending Scientists to Space Station: Report

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Axiom-1 mission specialist Mark Pathy participates in an augmented reality experiment on the International Space Station. Axiom-1 flew several non-career astronauts to space in 2022, including Pathy.
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NASA is considering sending “overspecialized” scientists to the International Space Station to work alongside professional astronauts.

The idea is by no means new, as in the early 1980s NASA used payload specialists assigned to specific Space Shuttle experiments, including three-time space flyer Charlie Walker on behalf of his employer McDonnell Douglas. However, payload specialists’ requirements changed when the 1986 Challenger launch disaster killed seven crew members and changed NASA safety protocols.


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