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Tuesday, August 17, 2021

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Space and Future of Transportation
Elodie Viau
Elodie Viau
European Space Agency, Dir, Telecommunications & Applications

In this talk, Elodie Viau will highlight the importance of integrating space-based solutions into land, sea and air transportation using examples from ESA projects.

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Humanity In Deep Space™
Kris Kimel
Kris Kimel
Space Tango, Co-Founder

Humans are rapidly moving toward becoming a true spacefaring species. Are we ready? This session will discuss the hard problems and issues that confront us as humans embrace deep space as part of our living experience... from technology to design, physiology, food, the humanities, human nature/psychology, space/planetary ethics, etc. And how these new understandings and insights can be leveraged now to enhance life and humanity on Earth.

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The Future of Space Medicine (and Benefits for Earth)
Dr. Shawna Pandya
Dr. Shawna Pandya
International Institute for Astronautical Sciences, Director

In this talk, Dr. Shawna Pandya will discuss the health challenges of human spaceflight, our next frontiers - and how these lessons can be used to address everyday medical challenges on Earth.

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Houston, Space Has a Problem
Carolyn Belle
Carolyn Belle
Astroscale U.S., Director of Advanced Systems

 Advances in space-based services and capabilities have enabled many of the foundations of our modern society – mobile navigation, banking, weather forecasting, remote communications – humanity depends on space. With 9,400 tons of objects orbiting above us; Houston, Space has a [debris] problem!

If we hope to continue innovating and advancing the space-based services we rely on daily we must adopt a more sustainable approach to how we utilize and explore space. Space Sustainability, including actions to remove debris, prevent the creation of new debris, and strategically extend the operational life of all objects placed into space, will help to secure long-term access to the unique space environment for generations to come.

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Conquering Paralysis with Wearable Robotics
Paul Gudonis
Paul Gudonis
Myomo, CEO

70 million individuals worldwide have been told that after a stroke, a spinal cord injury, or other neurological injury or disease, that they'll never use their arm and hand again, so just get used to it. Myomo's powered arm braces employ brain-computer interfaces to restore movement and function of these affected limbs, thus improving users' quality of life and reducing healthcare costs.

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

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Creating Multisensory Pleasure of Eating in Space
Aaron Persad
Aaron Persad
Mission Space Food, Research Scientist

A discussion on the history of space food, the importance of flavor in astronaut health and well-being, and an understanding of the scientific breakdown of creating complex flavor perception in microgravity. This session will cover the challenges of eating in space and the innovative solutions in foodtech that enable us to approach deep space missions in a way that takes the multisensory pleasure of eating out of this world!