Center for Space Medicine
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- MEDIA ADVISORY: UCSF Launches First Space Health Innovation Conference Oct. 31, 2019
- UC San Francisco and the Translational Research Institute for Space Health are co-sponsoring the inaugural Space Health Innovation Conference to advance research and scientific understanding of how space travel impacts health.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.