Ignite your curiosity and grow your passion for space and science at our monthly Thought Leader Series. The best and brightest minds examine the significance of historic missions, share the latest news in space exploration and look ahead to the future of space travel. This immersive series takes guests beyond our walls to provide inspiring, engaging and educational learning experiences.
Upcoming Thought Leader Series presentation
Evidence of Human Presence on the International Space Station
April 2 | 7 p.m.
Since the beginning of the Space Age, NASA has carried out untold numbers of physiological and psychological studies. Only recently, however, have the social sciences, such as anthropology, sociology, and even archaeology begun to contribute in substantial ways to our understanding of how long-duration spaceflight affects humans in space.
Join us at 7 p.m. April 2 for the next installment of our ongoing Thought Leader Series, featuring presentations that explore how scholars are building new understandings of an astronaut crew as “a microsociety in a miniworld,” as well as how astronauts adapt to life in microgravity.
This evening event is free to the public; however, a ticket is required because space is limited.
Speakers include Jack Stuster, president and principal scientist at Anacapa Science Inc., and Justin Walsh, associate professor of art history and archaeology at Chapman University and co-principal investigator of the International Space Station Archaeological Project. The presentation will be moderated by Dr. Gary H. Kitmacher, Communications and Education Mission Manager for the International Space Station Program.
Stuster and Walsh are examining life aboard the space station from anthropological, sociological and archaeological standpoints. Learn about how microgravity, equipment and other environmental aspects of life in space could have could affect the development of society and culture aboard the station as well as future space habitats.
This research will have positive effects on the development of long-duration space missions, and it will extend the disciple of archaeology into a new context.