Commercial space transport panel for microgravity researchers

In anticipation of “robust access to space through commerical providers, the The American Society for Gravitational and Space Biology (ASGSB) is holding a “pre-meeting panel”, just before the start of its annual conference, to which they have “invited U.S. commercial (sub-orbital and orbital) space providers […] so the communities can start connecting with science and engineering end users”: ASGSB Session: The Future of Gravitational and Space Biology Research: 100km and Beyond – Commercial Space Watch.

BTW, I was told that Cheryl Nickerson (Associate Professor, Center for Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology, the Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University) gave an impressive presentation at the ISPCS 2010 meeting last week in which she discussed biological research with microgravity. As shown by the salmonella vaccine work on the ISS, I think there is a lot of potential for this area, especially when routine, low cost access to microgravity flights become available.


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