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Dr. Ellen Baker M.D., M.P.H., grew up in New York City and attended Cornell University Medical College. Her post-graduate training was in Internal Medicine and Public Health.  Following a three year residency in Internal Medicine in San Antonio, Texas, Dr. Baker joined the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in Houston Texas as a medical officer. In 1984 she was selected into the Astronaut Corps as a mission specialist and expert in aerospace medicine. Dr. Baker flew on three Space Shuttle missions – STS 34 in 1989 to launch the Galileo spacecraft to Jupiter, STS-50 in 1992, a material processing science mission, and STS-71 in 1995, the first Space Shuttle docking with the Russian Mir Space Station and has logged over 686 hours in space. Dr. Baker retired from NASA in 2011 and is currently a consultant at University of Texas - MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, working in the Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences Division.

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