Jonny Kim: How Navy SEAL and Harvard doctor became NASA astronaut

Jonny Kim: How Navy SEAL and Harvard doctor became NASA astronaut

- A former Navy SEAL who became a doctor, Dr Jonny Kim, has now joined NASA's latest class of astronauts

- Dr Kim and 11 others graduated from training for a mission that will send them into outer space

- The former Navy SEAL and doctor attended Harvard Medical School where he specialised in emergency medicine and graduated in 2016

Dr Jonny Kim, a former Navy SEAL who became a doctor has now joined NASA's latest class of astronauts that will be sent into outer space.

Dr Kim graduated on Friday, January 10, from training for a mission that will send him along with 11 other astronauts into outer space, Daily Mail reports.

Legit.ng gathers that the 35-year-old said he always chased adventure and getting out of his comfort zone.

Dr Kim, who said it took a while to find his calling, will make history as the first Korean-American NASA astronaut to embark on assignments to the Space Station, on Artemis missions to the Moon and potentially on the first human exploration mission to Mars.

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A friend who was killed in combat made him change his career. He attended Harvard Medical School where he specialised in emergency medicine and graduated in 2016.

He said in an interview with the Harvard Gazette: "There wasn't much I could do, just make sure his bleeding wasn't obstructing his airway, making sure he was positioned well.

"He needed a surgeon. He needed a physician and I did eventually get him to one, but … that feeling of helplessness was very profound for me."

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a female British cosmonaut Dr Helen Sharman said that aliens exist and may already be on earth.

The 56-year-old and first Briton in space said that there must be all sorts of different forms of life in the universe.

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