Today at the American Society for Gravitational and Space Research (ASGSR) 2018 annual meeting, International Space Station (ISS) National Lab Operations Project Manager Bill McLamb is chairing a technical session on enabling technologies. The ASGSR annual meeting—held this year in Bethesda, Maryland from October 31 to November 3—brings together gravitational and space scientists and engineers from academia, industry, and government to exchange ideas about advancing research centered on understanding how living organisms and physical systems respond to gravity.
The enabling technologies technical session will include presentations on the space station’s rodent research habitat and life sciences glovebox facility and on improving the interpretation of spaceflight RNA sequencing data, among others.
Additionally, an education and outreach technical session will include a presentation from ISS National Lab Space Station Explorers education partner DreamUp. San Jose’s Valley Christian High School, which has a rich history of launching student investigations to the space station through ISS National Lab implementation partner NanoRacks, will also give a presentation about sending student experiments to the ISS and back within the nine-month school year.
Earlier this week, ISS National Lab Deputy Chief Scientist Michael Roberts discussed the ISS National Lab and development of joint projects at the pre-ASGSR NASA-National Institutes of Health Workshop on Collaborative Biomedical Research for Earth and Space Benefit. The workshop focused on spaceflight research needs, challenges, and capabilities associated with developing collaborative concepts that produce benefits for both life on Earth and space exploration.
For more information about the ASGSR 2018 annual meeting, go here.