International Space Station

In November 2009, former ARP Magazine editor, Delores McDonald, interviewed Dr. Tom Marshburn, a NASA astronaut. Marshburn, son of Rev. Robert & Gladys Marshburn was born in 1960 in Statesville, NC. Rev. Marshburn was an ARP minister to First ARP Church in Statesville followed by Doraville ARP Church (now known as Peachtree Corners.)

Dr. Marshburn was selected by NASA in 2004. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Davidson College, North Carolina; a Masters in Engineering Physics from the University of Virginia; a Doctorate of Medicine from Wake Forest University; and a Masters in Medical Science from the University of Texas Medical Branch. The North Carolina native is a veteran of two spaceflights, STS‐127 and Expedition 34/35. Prior to becoming an astronaut, Dr. Marshburn served as a Flight Surgeon, assigned to Space Shuttle Medical Operations and to the joint U.S./Russian Space Program, and eventually became the Medical Operations Lead for the International Space Station. He is currently serving as pilot of the NASA SpaceX Crew-3 mission to the ISS, which launched on November 10, 2021. This is his third trip. He will be on the ISS for six months.

You can learn more about the ISS and track it for visibility from your home here. 

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