UTMB physicians provide services to KBR and NASA, including monitoring, safety oversight, and medical care for NASA astronauts, families, and staff at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia; Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan; and other related facilities. Many of the flight surgeons who support medical operations in Russia also provide direct medical support to astronauts during ISS missions. Physicians are certified to work in the Mission Control Center in Houston, and also support
NASA with commercial crew training, launches, and landings.
Behavioral health and performance is part of the comprehensive care in support of spaceflight operations. UTMB psychiatrists and psychologists play a valuable role in advising, administering, and performing professional and scientific work including prevention,
diagnosis, therapy, and referral in aerospace psychiatry. UTMB personnel are also involved in ground-based analog projects. Additionally, assistance is provided with various aspects of mission preparation, in-flight services, and post-flight recovery
for crews and their families of ISS and other missions.