Space Life Sciences Discussion
khayash at hsc.usc.edu
Wed Mar 24 00:43:06 EST 1993
Greetings from USC School of Medicine,
Recently I made a posting on sci.space and wanted to announce to the
bio.gen people that the Planetary Society may sponsor discussions
on Internet focused on the topic of space life sciences. Specifically,
I am interested in fostering scientific and technical discussion on
the life science aspects of spaceflight (particularly to Mars or returning
to the moon for a longer stay).
The Planetary Society was started in the late 1970's by Carl Sagan,
Bruce Murray, and Louis Friedman as a public support group of planetary
science missions. For the past few years, they have taken a leading
role in fostering international cooperation in the space sciences.
Recently, I have been having discussions with Dr. Friedman, Director
of the Planetary Society, about starting a technical discussion group
composed of established NASA life scientists and possibly Russian space
life scientists, as well as graduate-level students. Together, this
currently theoretical group will conduct discussions regarding the
state-of-the-art required to safely send humans to our neighboring planet
and safely return.
I will be meeting with Dr. Friedman to further discuss this project in the
middle of April, so if you are a graduate level student or a life scientist
interested in space exploration and have expertise in the following areas:
1 radiation biology
2 human physiology
3 plant physiology
5 Environmental control/sciences
send me an email at "khayash at hsc.usc.edu"
please include the following:
1 your name
2 your e-mail address
3 your institution/organization
4 a snail mail address
5 your area of expertise
6 any previous space related experience.
Thanks for your input.
Please allow 6-8 weeks for my output.
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