NASA Announces Space Station Research and Development Conference

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WASHINGTON — The American Astronautical Society, in cooperation with NASA and the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), will conduct the second annual International Space Station Research and Development Conference July 16-18 in Denver. 

The theme of the conference is “Discoveries, Applications and Opportunities.” It is the only annual conference offering details on the full breadth of  research and technology development on the space station, including the full suite of prospects for future research over the life of the station.

Plenary sessions will discuss top station discoveries in microgravity; benefits and applications in Earth science, materials, and education; uses of  the station for medical advancements and Earth applications; and station technology applications for future space exploration. Parallel technical sessions will include findings from the life, physical, Earth, and space sciences; human research; education; and technologies enabling exploration. Scientists will receive updates on significant accomplishments within their
areas of expertise.

Keynote speakers include International Space Station Program Manager Michael Suffredini and CASIS Chief Operating Officer Duane Ratliff.

Special guests include NASA Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations William Gerstenmaier and station program managers from the Canadian, European, Japanese, and Russian space agencies. In a recorded  presentation, Nobel laureate Samuel Ting will present preliminary results from the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer experiment currently under way aboard  the space station. Astronaut Don Pettit will share his experiences living and working aboard the orbiting outpost. Organizations that manage and fund research on the space station, including NASA and CASIS, will provide overviews of upcoming opportunities.

The conference will include a workshop designed to help interested users develop their own ideas for experiments aboard the space station. Potential future station users will learn what they can accomplish, how to get started, and sources for funding.

For details on the conference program and online registration, visit: http://www.astronautical.org

For information about research on the International Space Station, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/station

 

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