CAPCOM News – March 4, 2021



Aerospace Medicine Job Opportunities

UTMB Health is recruiting for several full-time positions to help support the UTMB/KBR Human Health & Performance Contract (HHPC).  Below are position details for 2 Aerospace Medicine Physicians1 Psychiatrist and 1 Psychologist.  Interested applicants should submit a current CV to ryschulz@utmb.edu and formally apply through the UTMB Career Opportunities at weblink: https://aa083.referrals.selectminds.com/jobs/search/125171.

STARS – Space Technology And
Research Scholarship

Axiom Space announces the STARS – Space Technology And Research Scholarship: https://www.axiomspace.com/news/axiom-space-announces-stars-scholarship.

Eligibility

Anyone is welcome to submit an entrepreneurial idea. However, to be eligible to receive the scholarship prize, you must confirm:

  • You are at least 18 years of age and an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a degree program in November 2021.
  • Your proposal is original. You developed the concept and authored the proposal.
  • You are a member of ASGSR in good standing.
  • You are a citizen of the world (US citizenship is not a requirement).
  • You are Visionary. Imaginative. Passionate.

*If the ASGSR membership fee is prohibitive due to financial hardship, contact us at stars@axiomspace.com

Axiom Space is supporting ASGSR in its mission to encourage exchange of ideas by bringing together a diverse group of individuals to translate basic research into applied technologies for space. All this so that we can build a thriving home for humanity in space.

The Axiom Space STARS Scholarship will open in April 2021. To be notified when the application launches, simply fill out the interest form linked below. Submit Interest Form

For membership of the American Society of Gravitational and Space Research (ASGSR) see: https://asgsr.org/member/.

  • Membership Types
    • Regular Membership US$175
      Non-student, professionals of any age.
  • Student Membership US$35
    • Undergraduate and Graduate Students. HS and MS students may also purchase this membership. The age limit for student membership is 35.
  • Retired Membership US$75
    • 65 years old and older, retired professionals
  • Lifetime Membership US$750
    • 55 years old and older. Once purchased, membership lasts indefinitely.

Virtual reality and motion sickness

We have terrestrial and marine motion sickness, and space motion sickness (space adaptation syndrome), and now researchers have found that people may experience a form of motion sickness after engaging in a virtual reality workout: https://unisa.edu.au/unisanews/2021/february/story2/.

Nuclear Propulsion for Human Mars Missions?

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2021/02/for-humans-to-reach-mars-advances-are-needed-in-space-nuclear-propulsion-technologies



The dearMoon project

A Japanese millionaire, Yusaku Maezawa, is looking for 8 crew members from ALL over the world to fly-by the Moon with him in 2023 collaborating with Elon Musk. Apply here!! 🌕
https://dearmoon.earth/.

NASA and Commercial Space
Symposium

NASA and the Rise of Commercial Space: A Symposium to Examine the Meaning(s) and Context(s) of Commercial Space
Wednesday – March 17, 2021 – Friday, March 19, 2021
Final Session: March 25, 2021
https://www.nasa.gov/centers/marshall/history/nasa-and-the-rise-of-commercial-space.html

From activities in low-Earth orbit to the Artemis program, the commercial space industry is beginning to take on an increased role as innovator in both space access, commerce, and exploration. This growth of commercial space over the past decades offers the potential for a new paradigm for space exploration—one in which industry transitioned from supplier to partner. Still, many questions remain spanning from the most seemingly consequential “How will humanity explore the Moon and Mars?” to the more basic, “What is Commercial Space?” This virtually hosted symposium will explore this transformation and examine the historical context for answering these questions. Our hope is that this historical analysis will inform the relationship between government and industry moving forward.

*The event is free and open to the public. No registration required to attend sessions—simply click on the WebEx links on the web page to login during each day of the symposium. Please send any questions to brian.c.odom@nasa.gov.

UNOOSA Newsletter February 2021

You can read the newsletter here: https://mailchi.mp/a3f13942d78c/unoosa-newsletter-5131534, and then subscribe. Lots of interesting information, and some great infographics around space sustainability and debris.

Spaceleaks Newsletter

Spaceleaks is a new newsletter and website aimed at space professionals: https://spaceleaks.com/. There is also a monthly events calendar on the website. It is easy to subscribe and have the newsletter delivered straight into your inbox.

Where is Percy?

If you want to follow the travels of the Perseverance Mars rover, this is the place to go: https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/mission/where-is-the-rover/.

Published by the ad astra vita project

The "ad astra vita" project aims to develop a collaborative compendium of Australians (and international colleagues) active and/or interested in the space life sciences, provide information and resources relevant to space and medicine in austere and extreme environments, and to provide a consultancy outlet for Australians keen to get more involved in space life sciences activities and projects.

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