Zero-G Blood and the Many Horrors of Space Surgery

Zero-G Blood and the Many Horrors of Space Surgery

Traumatic injury in space has a huge potential impact on a mission. And people barely know anything about how to deal with it. Metthieu Komorowski wanted to be an astronaut. Still does. The French-born anesthesiologist, currently getting a PhD at Imperial College London, applied to the European Space Agency in 2008. But he knows his chances are limited. “Being basically a medical resident I didn’t get very far in the selection,” Komorowski says. “But I’ve been working on building up my skills.”

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