VIDEO: Thought Leader Series – Starlab: A Commercial Destination In Space

The first-ever free flying commercial space station will be launching this decade. Nanoracks, in collaboration with Voyager Space and Lockheed Martin, has formed a team to develop the space station, known as Starlab. This will be a continuously crewed commercial platform, dedicated to conducting critical research, fostering industrial activity, and

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VIDEO: Thought Leader Series – Staying Healthy in Extreme Conditions

The five hazards of human spaceflight are radiation, isolation and confinement, distance from Earth, gravity (or lack thereof), and hostile environments. To mitigate these factors, NASA partners with doctors and researchers around the globe, including the doctors at The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB). They seek to answer questions

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VIDEO: Thought Leader Series – Spaceports: Bringing space to your community

Space is on the cusp of becoming much more accessible. With advancements in reusable space technology, regional spaceports are the next step in helping more companies fly into low Earth orbit. Houston is home to a spaceport at Ellington Airport. What’s the future for these hubs of innovation? How are

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VIDEO: Thought Leader Series – Overcoming the challenges of human space flight

In order to send astronauts further into the cosmos, NASA must solve the challenges of human deep space exploration. NASA’s Human Research Program (HRP) has empowered the Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) to research and develop innovative approaches to reduce the risks to humans on long-duration exploration missions,

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VIDEO: Thought Leader Series – Neutralizing Gravity on Earth

Gravitational force varies significantly from Earth, to the Moon, and Mars. In order to prepare astronauts to work in a variety of environments, NASA must continuously develop innovative training systems. NASA Johnson Space Center is home to the Active Response Gravity Offload System (ARGOS), which simulates reduced gravity environments. Learn

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VIDEO: Thought Leader Series – Training in the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory

Our July Thought Leader Series, presented by The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), features spacesuits. Learn about the suits astronauts wear when they step out into the cosmos for a spacewalk. How does NASA train astronauts to walk in space? It sends them under the waves of an indoor

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VIDEO: Thought Leader Series – Spacesuits

Our June Thought Leader Series, presented by The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), features spacesuits. Learn about the suits astronauts wear when they step out into the cosmos for a spacewalk. ABOUT THE PANEL Panelists include astronaut Nicole Stott, ILC Dover fellow David Graziosi, and Amy Ross, NASA Johnson

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VIDEO: Thought Leader Series – The Human Exploration Research Analog (HERA) Mission

Watch our May Thought Leader Series, presented by The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), featuring the Human Exploration Research Analog (HERA) mission. ABOUT THE PANEL We will have five members of former HERA missions in a panel discussion, describing what it is like to experience this important piece of

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VIDEO: Thought Leader Series – Apollo 13 Mission Memories & Apollo to Artemis panels

In our April Thought Leader Series, presented by The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), a panel of experts discuss NASA’s Human Landing System (HLS), which will land the next humans on the Moon during the Artemis Program. In our April Thought Leader Series, presented by The University of Texas

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VIDEO: Thought Leader Series – Going back to the Moon: Lunar Landing

In our March Thought Leader Series, presented by The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), a panel of experts discuss NASA’s Human Landing System (HLS), which will land the next humans on the Moon during the Artemis Program. ABOUT THE PANEL The panel includes Lisa Hammond, NASA HLS associate program

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