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Canadian Space Agency picks ex-astronaut Dave Williams, a doctor, to research medicine on Mars

February 15, 2019 12:30 PM | April Duffy (Administrator)

The Canadian Space Agency says it wants to hire ex-astronaut Dave Williams to help figure out how to get humans to Mars and back in one piece.

But if you're also a medical doctor who's been to space and you think you can do a better job, please let the agency know.

Williams is a doctor with experience on both the shuttle and International Space Station. The space agency posted plans Wednesday saying he will help them connect with medical experts and develop health-care solutions for future astronauts.

"The CSA is hoping to be able to … leverage the expertise that we have in space medicine to create the next generation of on-board care capabilities for deep space exploration," Williams told The Canadian Press. Read more at thespec.com.

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