Yvonne Cagle

Astronaut Physician Consulting Professor
NASA

Dr. Yvonne Cagle is a NASA Astronaut and Physician. In 2008, Dr. Cagle retired as a Colonel in the USAF where she served as a Senior Flight Surgeon prior to selection to the NASA Astronaut Corp in 1996. In 2005, Dr. Cagle was assigned to the NASA/ARC as the lead ARC Astronaut Science Liaison and Strategic Relationships Manager for Google and other Silicon Valley Programmatic Partnerships. Dr. Cagle’s groundbreaking work is preserving historic NASA space legacy data while galvanizing NASA’s initiatives in global mapping, sustainable energies, and disaster preparedness. Previously, she served on faculty as the NASA liaison and VP for space exploration and space exponential technologies with Singularity University. Dr. Cagle is a consulting professor for Stanford University’s Department of Cardiovascular Medicine and to the Department of Electrical Engineering, where she has conducted and published research on various biotechnologies.

Cagle has contributed ongoing data to the Longitudinal Study on Astronaut Health, and served as a consultant for space telemedicine. She was a member of the NASA Working Group and traveled to Russia to establish international medical standards and procedures for astronauts. She also conducted health screenings of Mir-18 consultants from the Russian Federation. Cagle has received the following awards: Outstanding Young Women of America; National Defense Service Medal; Air Force Achievement Medal; U.S. Air Force Air Staff Exceptional Physician Commendation; National Technical Association Distinguished Scientist Award; Commendation Marin County Board of Supervisors; Commendation Novato School Board.

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