Nathan Jones, MD, who completed his Emergency Medicine residency at UICOMP/OSF Saint Francis in 2012, has been selected to participate in a NASA year-long mission. The study is the Crew Health and Performance Exploration Analog (CHAPEA), and it will simulate what crew members may experience in a mission to Mars.

Jones learned of the program through an advertisement and applied. He currently works as a physician at Springfield Memorial Hospital (Illinois).

You can see the news story by Springfield’s Channel 20 here.

Nathan Jones, MD

PICTURED ABOVE: The crew will live and work in a 1,700 square foot, 3D-printed habitat located at NASA’s Johnson Space Center. The habitat includes four individual living quarters for the volunteer crew. (Credit: NASA/Bill Stafford)