- Press Release
- August 11, 2022
NASA Spaceflight for Everybody Virtual Symposium
The purpose of the Spaceflight for Everybody Symposium is to communicate the current state of NASA spaceflight health knowledge. Speakers will highlight NASA’s operational medicine and biomedical research findings that are establishing how the human body adapts to the space environment during space missions. Additionally, other health and medical topics will be discussed including future goals for spaceflight participation for other nontraditional able-bodied people. Discussion will include how to expand commercial spaceflight activities and opportunities. The end goal of the symposium is a better awareness of how NASA protects the health of all astronauts and the agency’s plans to do so in the future.
Panelists seek to:
· Educate and excite the public about future possibilities in human spaceflight
· Demonstrate how precision health and other innovations expand spaceflight opportunities to a more diverse group of space explorers
· Identify spaceflight health challenges and how we mitigate and counter them
· Demonstrate how NASA’s partnerships with commercial space providers are enabling increased access to space
· Highlight efforts to broaden exploration opportunities from the ground up – through leadership, engineering, science, participants, etc.
The symposium will take place virtually, and NASA will provide a live stream including an ASL translator. Scientists, researchers, healthcare workers, especially those interested in space medicine, and other interested parties who would like to be able to contribute to the virtual chat can register to join the WebEx connection for each day.