International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory

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AIAA LA-LV 3/28 Special Event

(You do not need to be a member of AIAA to attend the event.

International Space Station (ISS)
U.S. National Laboratory
@ AIAA Los Angeles-Las Vegas
International Space Station logo
Rachel Clemens, PhD
Commercial Innovation Manager
Representative from companies / organizations that have been working with ISS U.S. National Laboratory in micro-gravity research / work on ISS, in the fields of
Physical Sciences / Materials,
Life Sciences / Bio-Medicine,
Remote Sensing,
Technology Development, and
also with special guests:
Dr. Jeffrey Puschell
Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems
AIAA Fellow
Andre Doumitt
Director – Innovation Development
The Aerospace Corp.
Co-Founder, Space Venture Coalition
Prof. Mary Kearns-Jonker
School of Medicine, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA
(ISS Space Medicine)
Y. Joyce Liao, MD, PhD
Professor of Ophthalmology and of Neurology
Stanford University Medical Center
(Microgravity Space Medicine)
(More TBA)
Do you know Nickelodeon, Budweiser, Adidas, Amgen, Made in Space, and some schools have been conducting experiments on the International Space Station (ISS)? Do you know there are new fiber-optics materials and bio-medicine developed on ISS that would benefit human in Space and also on Earth? Do you know how popular it has been for school students & teachers to conduct their experiments through the ISS astronauts and be in awe of those amazing and inspiring results & space micro-gravity activities? Do you how they get their work done on ISS? Do you want to conduct your experiment & work on ISS as well? Which organization should you contact for such process? How much does it cost?
Do you know if the world-renowned Sci-Fi film directors/producers Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner, the Marian) and George Lucas / Lucasfilm (American Graffiti, Star Wars, Indian Jones) have anything to do with the ISS U.S. National Laboratory?
Do you want to know more about the current status and the future & fate of the International Space Station? There have been various news & rumors. Which one is true? What are the plans to extend its life and how much will it cost? How long will the ISS continue to function and be operated? Are there any plans for a new Space Station?
Please join us in this special high profile AIAA Los Angeles – Las Vegas Section event in the Proud Bird and learn more from / network with the ISS U.S. National Laboratory representatives, as well as those industrial leaders, who have been working with the ISS U.S. National Laboratory, to conduct experiments or work on ISS in those major areas of physical sciences / materials, life sciences / bio-medicine, remote sensing, space technology development / manufacturing, and education, as examples for the micro-gravity and other research / work on ISS through the ISS U.S. National Laboratory.
Who? (ISS US National Lab)
Space Research is Open for Everyone: Discover the ISS National Laboratory:
In an effort to expand the research opportunities of this unparalleled platform, the ISS was designated as a U.S. National Laboratory in 2005 by Congress, enabling space research and development access to a broad range of commercial, academic, and government users. The ISS National Laboratory would be responsible for managing all non-NASA research, and all investigations would require the capacity to utilize microgravity for Earth benefits. Now, this unique microgravity research platform is available to U.S. researchers from small companies, research institutions, Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and others, all interested in leveraging microgravity to solve complex problems on Earth.
The ISS National Lab is charged with promoting and brokering a diverse range of research, enabling a new era of space research to improve life on Earth.
In 2011, the Center for Advancement of Science in Space, a nonprofit, non-government organization, was selected as the manager of this incredible research facility, with a focus on enabling a new era of space research to improve life on Earth. In this innovative role, the ISS National Lab is charged with promoting and brokering a diverse range of research in life sciences, physical sciences, remote sensing, technology development, and education.
Since 2011, the ISS National Lab has selected more than 200 ISS research projects, ranging from developing new drug therapies to monitoring tropical cyclones, improving equipment for first-responders, and producing unique fiber-optics materials in space. This research portfolio represents a growing community of researchers taking their scientific dreams beyond the limits of gravity. Working together with NASA, the ISS National Lab aims to advance the nation’s leadership in commercial space, pursue groundbreaking science not possible on Earth, and leverage the space station to inspire the next generation.
Who? (Rachel Clemens, PhD)
Rachel Clemens has focused her career on advancing life science research and product development through experiments in space. In her current role as a Commercial Innovation Manager at the ISS US National Lab, she brings life science research to low earth orbit. She leads partnership development with life science companies – she finds that every sector, from biotech start-ups to big agriculture, can benefit from research in space. She is eager to entertain even the craziest of ideas and passionate about finding new solutions to Earth-bound problems.
Rachel’s graduate work at Oregon Health and Science Center focused on identifying novel deafness genes in zebrafish. After earning a PhD in Molecular Biology, became a Scientist at NASA Ames Research Center leading research on how microgravity affects host-immune systems and microbial pathogenesis. In addition to working at the National Lab, Rachel volunteers as a scientific Project Manager at the Rare Genomics Institute, which connects rare disease patients around the world, providing tools and support to the greater rare disease community. She is based in San Francisco, CA where she blazes trails on foot, conquers hills by bike, and bravely hosts parties in her micro-studio.
Northrop Grumman S-Cafe
One Space Park
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
(Enter from Simon Ramo Drive)
(Free Parking)
(South of LAX and 105/Imperial Hwy, West of 405 Hwy)(Close to the 405 Hwy exit @ Rosecrans)
Saturday, March 28, 2020, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM (Check-in starts at 9:30 AM)
Event starts at 10:00 PM
(Seats/Tickets are limited. RSVP will end after Thursday, March 26, 2020, or whenever all seats are filled.)
Dress Code
Business / Business Casual

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