NASA Human Health and Performance Technology Challenges

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Special Event: NASA Human Health & Performance Technology Challenges
Event Date: Thursday, January 15, 2009
Location: Shell Auditorium, Jones School, Rice University
Guest speaker: Sunita Williams, NASA Astronaut and world record holder: longest time in space for female space travelers
8:00 a.m. – Registration, 8:45 a.m. – Program, 4:45 p.m. – Networking Reception

More Information and Registration: Click Here
Advance Registration Deadline: Tuesday, Noon, Jan. 13

Join representatives from NASA in a special one-day event that will enable companies, researchers, entrepreneurs, and individuals to understand how to create partnerships for technology, research, and innovation to address the next generation of NASA spaceflight challenges.

Forum Objectives:
The objective of this forum is to forge strategic technological and business partnerships between NASA, industry, and academia for the advancement of human spaceflight. The partnerships will add value to NASA and to the nation and create new possibilities for human space exploration at a critical time in this exciting new stage of human spaceflight. Presentations will include NASA operations, NASA missions, future needs to implement the national Vision for Space Exploration.

Of course, exploration technologies are not limited only to extra-terrestrial uses. Their development and commercialization has contributed to the development of products and services in the fields of health and medicine, consumer products, transportation, public safety, computer technology, and environmental resources.

This special event will bring together innovators, scientists, engineers, physicians, and academicians from inside and outside the aerospace community to focus on human health and performance technology needs to enable human spaceflight.

NASA’s Associate Administrator for Space Operations, Bill Gerstenmaier, will help kick off the day with a panel examining NASA’s need for new biomedical and environmental technologies, followed by experts in specific discipline areas. 
 
Who should attend:
 - Companies, industry, and individuals who want to help develop the next generation of human spaceflight
 - Academia and researchers who want to help solve some of the toughest spaceflight challenges
 - Entrepreneurs and other industry participants who want to understand opportunities in space exploration
 - General public: individuals interested in understanding the challenges and objectives of future spaceflight

Topics Covered:
 - Biomedical and environmental technologies
 - Space medicine
 - Human adaptation to space
 - Space physiology and countermeasures
 - Space vehicle environment
 - Extravehicular activity
 - Opportunities and approaches for Technology Collaborations

Johnson Space Center is committed to collaborative and innovative solutions for the challenges of the future. We invite you to be a part of this frontier work. Find out more at www.nasa.gov.

More Information and Registration: Click Here

Cost to attend: $45 advance registration – all attendees
Advance Registration Deadline: Tuesday, Noon, Jan. 13

Hosted by:  NASA Johnson Space Center and NASA JSC Life Sciences

Co-Host: Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship

More Information: alliance@rice.edu or 713.348.3443

 

 

Speaker Sunita Williams
NASA Astronaut Sunita Williams was selected by NASA to join the program in June 1998.  In December 11, 2006, she launched with the Expedition-14 crew, and established the then world record for females with four spacewalks totaling over 29 hours.  After spending time on the International Space Station, she returned ...

NASA Astronaut

Sunita Williams was selected by NASA to join the program in June 1998.  In December 11, 2006, she launched with the Expedition-14 crew, and established the then world record for females with four spacewalks totaling over 29 hours.  After spending time on the International Space Station, she returned to Earth with Expedition-15 on June 22, 2007, spending a total of 195 days in space, setting a new world record for female space travelers. 

Full Description

When

Thu, Jan. 15, 2009
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. US/Central

Where

Shell Auditorium, Jones School, Rice University

Houston, Texas