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Posted 17 May 2013 - 10:18 PM

Plumbers, engineers, cooks and scientists

ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano is a flight engineer for Expedition 36 and 37.

What does a flight engineer do? Luca explains the multiple roles he will fulfil in space during his six-month Volare mission.

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 02:23 AM

I wonder how many physicians will be on the first manned mission to Mars?  At least 2, I imagine.  As for the rest I expect them to be mostly mission specialists from prior space missions.  They'd need a poet also :)  Remember the movie CONTACT?

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