Why go to Space?
Why should we continue sending humans into space? And how do we take care of them when they are up there? Join us as David Alexander (TEDx talk here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6Q2croFAbM) will talk to us about how technologies developed to support human spaceflight benefit people on the ground. And Dorit Donoviel will talk about how we take care of the health of people in space - and how that impacts healthcare back on Earth.
The NewSpace Revolution
Rice Space Institute
The exploration and utilization of space is changing rapidly from a predominantly government enterprise to privately funded entrepreneurship. We will discuss the latest developments and how Houston is getting involved.
Out of this world medical capabilities for space and Earth
Baylor College of Medicine
How would you treat a kidney stone on the way to Mars? Providing quality healthcare in extreme environments presents challenges and opportunities. Medical technologies must be portable, minimally invasive, and easy to use and maintain. Devices must be robust and require only low power and consumables. Medicines need to be very stable and safe for a long time. Healthcare solutions meeting these high standards are driving revolutionary care for space and Earth.