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Information session on supporting the health and performance of astronauts

November 8 @ 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA), in partnership with the National Research Council Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP), invites you to an information session on supporting the health and performance of astronauts during deep space missions, including space exploration medical capabilities and synergies with technology development and research that address similar terrestrial health challenges.

You will hear from companies and researchers who have experience developing technologies and conducting research for space, and learn about potential opportunities to play a role in support of astronaut healthcare and performance in future deep space manned exploration missions.

Date: November 8, 2017

Time: 8:00 am – 12:30 pm

Location: National Research Council of Canada, 4250 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1W5


Time     Activity

8:00       Registration

8:30       Welcome

8:40       Presentation of information session objectives

8:55       Presentation by CSA partners

9:05       Introduction to CSA’s mandate and programs

9:15       Human spaceflight

  1. Effect of space environment on the human body
  2. Challenges of spaceflight
  3. Exploration missions beyond the International Space Station

9:45       Presentation by a researcher

10:00    Networking break

10:20    Technology needs and requirements for space

10:50    Presentation by space companies

11:20    Upcoming opportunities

11:35    Q & A

12:30    End of the session

To learn more and to apply to participate in an information session, please visit http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/events/2017/planning-canada-next-chapter-human-space-exploration-health-and-biomedical-roles.asp. Due to limited space, the CSA will review all requests to participate and follow-up with a formal invitation and meeting details.

If you have any questions, please email us at


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November 8
8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Event Category:


LifeSciences BC


National Research Council (NRC)
4250 Wesbrook
Vancouver,BCV6T 1W5Canada
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