The Future of Gravitational and Space Biology Research: 100km and Beyond

The American Society for Gravitational and Space Biology (ASGSB) sees a potential future that science will have robust access to space through commercial providers. These commercial providers will also be integrators of the packages going to space (e.g., science and technology). Embracing this potential future scenario, ASGSB has invited U.S. commercial (sub-orbital and orbital) space providers to a pre-meeting panel so the communities can start connecting with science and engineering end users. The panel will also include Jeanne DiFrancesco who has been instrumental in defining a reference model for the U.S. National Lab (International Space Station). The ASGSB executive director, Ms. Cindy Martin-Brennan, will chair the panel. Room space is limited so please plan accordingly. A full house is expected so first come, first seated. If you have not yet registered for the 2010 ASGSB Annual Meeting, please visit the web site for more information: http://asgsb.org/2010meetingregistration.php

Thursday, November 4th, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Gaylord Resort National Harbor, MD
National Harbor 7

Alan Stern, Ph.D.
Blue Origin, Research and Education

Bretton Alexander
President, Commercial Spaceflight Federation

Jeanne DiFrancesco
Principal, ProOrbis LLC

Dave Tomko, Ph.D.
NASA, Program Executive
Fundamental Space Biology

Tom Shelly
President, Space Adventures

Carl Walz
Vice President, Orbital Sciences Corporation
Advanced Programs - Human Space Flight Operations

Erin Beck
Mission Integrator, SpaceX

Douglas C. Maclise (invited)
NASA-Ames Research Center
Commercial Reusable Suborbital Research (CRuSR)
Program Manager

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