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Medical Challenges and Solutions Beyond Low Earth Orbit

  • Space Center Houston 1601 East NASA Parkway Houston, TX, 77058 United States (map)

The medical challenges beyond LEO require preparatory research, presently under way on Earth and on ISS.  This Session will provide the latest information on the status and solutions.

Chair: Bonnie J. Dunbar, PhD, Retired Astronaut, Director, Aerospace Human Systems Laboratory, Texas A&M University, USA
Co-Chair: John Charles, PhD, Scientist in Residence, Space Center Houston, USA
Organizer: Bonnie J. Dunbar, PhD


  • John Charles, PhD, Scientist in Residence, Space Center Houston, USA

  • Oleg Kotov, MD, Retired Cosmonaut, Deputy Director, Russia Institute for Biomedical Problems (IBMP), Russia

  • Richard Jennings, PhD, University of Texas Medical Branch, USA

  • Andre Kuipers, MD, Retired Astronaut, The Netherlands

  • Chiaki Mukai, MD, Retired JAXA Astronaut, Vice President, Tokyo University of Science, Japan

  • Sue Bloomfield, , PhD, Professor, Texas A&M University, USA

  • Kat Coderre, Advanced Programs Engineer, Lockheed Martin, USA

Earlier Event: October 14
The Impact of Apollo, Today and Tomorrow
Later Event: October 15
The Apollo Experience