The Outer Space Institute (OSI) will host a free moderated public forum at UBC to discuss the medical challenges of human habitation in space. The talk will feature NASA astronaut Dr. Serena Auñón-Chancellor (recently returned to Earth from the ISS) and radiation physicist Dr. Jeffrey Chancellor.
Dr. Auñón was selected in July 2009 as one of 14 members of the 20th NASA astronaut class. She recently graduated from Astronaut Candidate Training that included scientific and technical briefings, intensive instruction in ISS systems, Extravehicular Activity (EVA), robotics, physiological training, T-38 flight training and water and wilderness survival training. Currently, Dr. Auñón serves as the medical/education branch chief for the Astronaut Office.
The Outer Space Institute is co-directed by Wall Scholar alumna Aaron Boley.
The event is jointly sponsored by The OSI, The Salt Spring Forum, and The UBC Department of Physics and Astronomy. With additional support from RASC-Vancouver and the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies.