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Developing Exploration Technologies on the International Space Station

  • Rice University Baker Institute of Public Policy 6100 Main street Houston, TX, 77005 United States (map)

The ISS offers a unique opportunity to prepare for exploration.  Presentations will include scientific, technological, and operational research aboard ISS that benefits future exploration to the Moon and beyond.

Chair: Kirk Shireman, ISS Program Manager, NASA, USA

Organizer: John-David Bartoe, Retired Astronaut


  • George Nelson, Manager, Technology and Science Research Office, ISS Program Office, NASA, USA

    “An Overview of Exploration Technology Development on ISS”

  • James Broyan, Advanced Exploration Systems Logistics Reduction Manager, NASA, USA

    “The Universal Waste Management System”

  • Reinhold Ewald, Retired Astronaut, Professor, University of Stuttgart, Germany

    “The Stuttgart Photobioreactor Experiment”

  • Laura Shaw, Program Lead, ISS Exploration Life Support Systems, NASA, USA

    “Advanced Life Support Systems”

  • Eugene Schwanbeck, ISS Solar Array Project Manager, ISS Vehicle Office, NASA, USA

    “Advanced Solar Arrays on the ISS”

(Open to invited students and faculty only)