Join the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory at the 8th annual ISS Research and Development Conference (ISSRDC), July 29 to August 1, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. ISSRDC—held in coordination with the ISS National Lab, the American Astronautical Society, and NASA—was created to connect U.S. government agencies, commercial enterprises, and academic communities in order to foster new innovations, breakthroughs, and discoveries onboard humankind’s unique orbiting laboratory.
ISSRDC provides an opportunity to connect with scientists, industry experts, investors, thought leaders, and other key players in the space ecosystem. At the conference, discover how the ISS National Lab is creating momentum in space-based research and technology development to benefit life on Earth. Learn about the increased utilization of the ISS National Lab from multiple industries, the expanding space infrastructure of new facilities and commercial services partners, and the infusion of private-sector investments.
This year’s ISSRDC includes keynote addresses from:
- Dr. Sanjay Gupta, multiple Emmy® award winning chief medical correspondent for CNN, who will discuss regenerative medicine onboard the ISS, talking with several speakers who are pushing the boundaries of stem cell, tissue chip, and 3D tissue modeling research in microgravity.
- NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, who remarked that the partnership between NASA and the ISS National Lab is critical to advancing the growing economy in low Earth orbit, enabling discoveries that benefit humankind, and inspiring the next generation through the ISS.
- NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor, who will describe her experiences living and working onboard the space station and highlight the critical research and development being done on the orbiting laboratory to bring value and knowledge back to Earth.
To learn more about ISSRDC 2019, including how to register, please visit: http://www.issconference.org/. View some of the most popular content from last year’s ISSRDC in San Francisco in the related resources below.