NASA Invites Media to Discuss Space Station Science and Climate Research


The media call will also highlight experiences investigating immune cell aging and the potential to reverse these effects during post-flight recovery, an investigation of how sutured wounds heal in microgravity, and a student experiment testing a concrete alternative for potential use in future habitats Lunars and Martians.

Participants in the teleconference include:

  • Kirt Costello, NASA Chief Scientist for the International Space Station Program Research Office
  • Dr. Robert Green, Principal Investigator for the Investigation of Sources of Mineral Dust on the Earth’s Surface (EMIT)
  • James Wall and Jocelyn Hoang Thai of Stanford Student Experience, Biopolymer Research for In-Situ Capabilities
  • Dr. Monica Monici, principal investigator of the Suture in Space study
  • Dr. Sonja Schrepfer, principal investigator for the immunosenescence experiment
  • Dr. Janet Jansson, principal investigator of the DynaMoS survey

The public can submit questions on social media using #AskNASA.

The resupply of cargo from American companies ensures a national capacity to deliver critical scientific research to the space station, greatly increasing NASA’s ability to conduct new investigations in the only laboratory in space.

The International Space Station is a convergence of science, technology and human innovation that demonstrates new technologies and enables research not possible on Earth. NASA recently celebrated 21 years of continuous human presence aboard the orbital laboratory, which accommodated 258 people and various international and commercial spacecraft. The space station remains the springboard to NASA’s next big leaps in exploration, including future human missions to the Moon and possibly Mars.

Members of the public can attend the launch virtually and receive mission updates. To participate, members of the public can Register for email updates to stay current with mission information, mission highlights, and opportunities for interaction.

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