Center for Space Medicine

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2018

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IHMC speaker series announced Sept. 18, 2018
The speakers include a space shuttle crew surgeon, a former mayor of St. Petersburg, the founder of the Cancer Prevention Project and others.

2017

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Symposium brings flight surgeon to campus April 27, 2017
Continuing this year's theme "Unconventional Medicine," Conversations in Medicine (CiM) presented the symposium's final talk given by space physician and flight surgeon Dr. Jonathan Clark on April 17.
Space tourism: Commercial potential in the new space era March 30, 2017
Until today, space tourism took on the meaning of wealthy "individuals" spending money to go on a "short" trip to space.

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Baylor space medicine faculty honored June 19, 2015
Two Baylor faculty members in the Center for Space Medicine were recently honored at the annual Aerospace Medical Association meeting.
These balloons could fly tourists to the edge of space March 5, 2015
Instead of rocket-powered sub-orbital flights like those of Virgin Galactic, could high-altitude ballooning become the most viable way of letting paying tourists experience space -- or at least something thrillingly close to it?
Remembering the Columbia crew, one day at a time Jan. 26, 2015
Jonathan Clark shares how he overcame the death of his wife Laurel in the Columbia Disaster by dedicating his life to prevent such accidents from happening.
DeBakey High School students inspired by astronauts during visit to space institute April 16, 2014
Workshop encourages students to enter the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics with visit to the Nation Space Biomedical Research Institute headquarters in Houston.
Dr. Jonathan Clark wins 2013 AIAA Jeffries Aerospace Medicine and Life Sciences Research Award May 17, 2013
Clark honored for work in aerospace medicine and commercial spaceflight.
2013 Invention Awards: Suborbital safeguard May 14, 2013
A sleek, comfortable space suit designed to protect high-flying tourists.
A race to break the sound barrier April 10, 2013
Clark invited to speak at the 4th annual TEDx conference at Carnegie Mellon University.
Inspiration Mars team to speak at Space Symposium March 22, 2013
The Space Symposium has added a last-minute panel that will be sure to draw attention: the team that put together the Inspiration Mars proposal to send two people around the Red Planet. Heading up the panel are: Dennis Tito, chairman of the Inspiration Mars Foundation, Taber MacCallum, chief technology officer for the foundation and CEO…
Dennis Tito announces crewed Mars flyby — requires technical advances Feb. 28, 2013
Millionaire Dennis Tito has announced plans to send a human couple on a 501 day flyby mission to Mars, via an optimistic schedule that will require several major advances in long duration space flight capabilities.
Multi-millionaire's 'realistic' Mars mission Feb. 27, 2013
It has been a long-cherished dream of space enthusiasts, as well as lovers of science fiction, but now it seems that someone has finally come up with an ambitious - and some say realistic - plan to send two astronauts to Mars in just five years' time.
Private group may try to launch humans to Mars in five years Feb. 21, 2013
On Wednesday afternoon a space communications firm, the Griffin Communications Group, sent out a news release touting what appears to be an incredibly ambitious venture: a private human mission to…
The first human mission to Mars in 2018 Feb. 20, 2013
A press release issued late today indicated that a new organization, Inspiration Mars Foundation, led by the first private space traveler, Dennis Tito, would make a major announcement next Wednesday, February 27th concerning a 501 day mission to Mars…
Ten years since loss of space shuttle Columbia Jan. 30, 2013
Space shuttle Columbia, with a wing damaged during launch, ripped apart in the Texas skies while headed for a landing at Kennedy Space Center.
The MedTech of the Red Bull Stratos jump Nov. 5, 2012
On October 14, 2012 Felix Baumgartner jumped out of a capsule suspended under a helium-filled balloon as part of the Red Bull Stratos project.
120,000 ways to die July 13, 2012
In ESPN The Magazine's Body Issue, Ryan McGee writes about BASE jumper Felix Baumgartner's planned attempt to break the sound barrier by free falling from 23 miles above Earth.
NASA details Columbia crew's grisly deaths Dec. 30, 2008
Seat restraints, pressure suits and helmets of the doomed crew of the space shuttle Columbia didn't work well, leading to "lethal trauma" as the out-of-control ship lost pressure and broke apart, killing all seven astronauts, a new NASA report says.