NASA to Provide Coverage of Human Spaceflight Health Symposium

NASA will provide live coverage of its Spaceflight for Everybody virtual symposium, an event aimed at communicating the current state of NASA spaceflight health knowledge. The symposium takes place Monday, Nov. 8 to Wednesday, Nov. 10.

NASA TV, the agency’s website, and the NASA app will offer live coverage each day, including an American Sign Language translator.

The event will highlight NASA’s operational medicine and biomedical research findings helping to establish how the human body adapts to the environment of space during missions. Other health and medical topics will include future spaceflight participation goals for a more diverse group of space explorers.

Speakers include:

Pam Melroy, NASA deputy administrator
Kathryn Lueders, associate administrator for Space Operations at NASA Headquarters in Washington
Dr. J.D. Polk, NASA chief health and medical officer
Vanessa Wyche, director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston
Dr. Serena Auñón-Chancellor, NASA astronaut
Charles Bolden, former NASA administrator
Discussion will include the benefits of partnering with commercial providers for human health research to NASA, the commercial spaceflight sector, and the scientific community.

A full schedule of events is available online. Media, scientists, researchers, healthcare workers – especially those interested in space medicine – and others who would like to join the virtual chat should register online each day:

Monday, Nov. 8: WebEx registration link
Tuesday, Nov. 9: WebEx registration link
Wednesday, Nov. 10: WebEx registration link
For more than 20 years, humans have lived and worked continuously aboard the International Space Station, advancing scientific knowledge and demonstrating new technologies, making research breakthroughs not possible on Earth. As a global endeavor, 246 people from 19 countries have visited the unique microgravity laboratory that has hosted more than 3,000 research and educational investigations from researchers in 108 countries and areas.


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