NASA provides coverage for the Human Spaceflight Health Symposium

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NASA will provide live coverage of its Spaceflight for Everybodyvirtual symposium, an event aimed at disseminating the current state of NASA spaceflight health knowledge. The symposium will take place Monday, November 8 to Wednesday, November 10.

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

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

Speakers include:

  • Pam Melroy, NASA Deputy Administrator
  • Kathryn Lueders, associate administrator of space operations at NASA’s headquarters in Washington
  • Dr. JD Polk, NASA’s Chief Medical Officer
  • Vanessa Wyche, director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston
  • Dr. Chancellor Serena Aun, NASA astronaut
  • Charles Bolden, former NASA administrator

The discussion will include the benefits of collaborating with commercial providers of human health research for NASA, the commercial spaceflight sector, and the scientific community.

A complete program of events is available online. Media, scientists, researchers, healthcare professionals, especially those interested in space medicine and others who would like to participate in the virtual chat, should register online every day:

  • Monday, November 8: Link to WebExregistration
  • Tuesday, November 9: Link to WebExregistration
  • Wednesday, November 10: Link to WebExregistration

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 impossible on Earth. As a global effort, 246 people from 19 countries have visited the unique microgravity laboratory, which has hosted more than 3,000 research and educational studies from researchers in 108 countries and territories.

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