Indian origin Anil Menon has been selected for NASA’s 2021 astronaut, SpaceX’s first flight surgeon

Anil Menon, born to Indian and Ukrainian parents and raised in Minneapolis, is a lieutenant colonel in the US Air Force and was SpaceX’s first flight surgeon.

NASA-turned-SpaceX flight surgeon Anil Menon is among the 10 latest trainee astronauts to join the US space agency’s 2021 class as it plans the first manned mission to the Moon in more than 50 years.

In addition to Anil Menon, a firefighter-turned-Harvard professor, a former member of the national bicycle team, and a pilot who led the first all-female F-22 formation in combat has been awarded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for its new has been chosen. Astronaut candidate class in four years.

He was selected from more than 12,000 applicants and will now report for duty at Johnson Space Center in Texas in January, where he will undergo two years of training.

Born to Indian and Ukrainian parents and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Menon is a lieutenant colonel in the US Air Force and was SpaceX’s first flight surgeon.

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