Join the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory and NASA at a Destination Station event in Boston next week to learn about the groundbreaking research and development taking place on our nation’s only orbiting laboratory.
Together with the NASA Program Science Office, the ISS National Laboratory travels to cities across the U.S. as part of Destination Station, a free event for the public to learn about the ISS, find out about research opportunities onboard the space station, and interact with astronauts and scientists. In addition to bringing awareness to the exciting activities taking place on the ISS, Destination Station events also provide an opportunity for the ISS National Laboratory and NASA to meet with local companies and state representatives to discuss how this one-of-a-kind facility can be leveraged for powerful space-based research and development not possible on the ground.
The Boston Destination Station event will be held at Boston University on Thursday, September 19, 2019. At the event, hear from NASA astronaut Dr. Richard M. Linnehan, who will share what it’s like to live and work in space. Additionally, LambdaVision CEO Dr. Nicole L. Wagner, will talk about her experience conducting research on the ISS National Laboratory to improve the manufacturing process of a retinal implant capable of restoring vision to patients on Earth with retinal degeneration.
Prior to the Destination Station event, on Wednesday, September 18, IBM and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will team up with the ISS National Laboratory and NASA to host a live research pitch competition on “The Future of AI Meets the Future of Space.” At the event, held during the MIT-IBM AI Watson Lab’s second annual AI Research Week conference in Cambridge, Massachusetts, attendees can watch selected researchers and students pitch project ideas involving the ISS and artificial intelligence (AI) to a panel of space and AI experts. The winning ideas could be considered for an upcoming flight experiment on the ISS.
For more information about Destination Station outreach and some of the many ISS National Laboratory partnerships and investigations that have stemmed from Destination Station events, see the ISS360 article “Destination Station Outreach Increases Accessibility of the ISS.”
When: Thursday, September 19, 2019, 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
Where: Boston University
How to Attend: Space is limited—reserve your place now.