I can’t even blag how this fits under the umbrella of Big Picture Medicine. It’s definitely not about Medicine. And it’s not really about the future either.
To be honest, it was just too good of an opportunity to pass up. This led to a lot of podcasting (and interviewing) firsts.
Ever wondered about the doctor-astronaut relationship? No? Or how about — considering that one failed medical could take them off the mission — if astronauts are honest with their doctors? No?
And that’s exactly why it’s never been asked before.
More interestingly, we spoke about the selection and training, the psychology, and what it’s like to look out of the window at Earth.