The Translational Research Institute for Space Health's Scientific Advisory Board met in February 2019 in Houston, Texas. Over a dinner held at Space Center Houston, former astronaut Carl Walz shared his first-person perspective on spaceflight.
Dr. Jennifer Fogarty, chief scientist of NASA's Human Research Program, shared the NASA perspective on the importance of innovation to mitigate pressing risks to space crew health. Astronaut Michael Barratt spoke to the health challenges facing continued exploration, calling from his experience as a physician and crew member aboard the ISS.
Scientific Advisory Board members also heard from TRISH leadership and staff members, including medical and science presentations from Dr. Kristin Fabre and Dr. Aenor Sawyer.