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First Annual International Space Station R&D Conference

Date: 26-28 June 2012

Location: Denver Marriott City Center 1701 California Street , Denver, CO, US, 80202

The 1st Annual International Space Station (ISS) Research and Development and Conference will be held June 26-28, 2012, at The Denver Marriott City Center. This conference is organized by the American Astronautical Society (AAS) in partnership with NASA and the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space Inc. (CASIS). The program outline is posted at http://www.astronautical.org/node/96.

This conference will focus on ISS research and development--research results and future opportunities in physical sciences, life sciences, Earth and space sciences, and spacecraft technology development. Plenary sessions will highlight major results and pathways to future opportunities. Organizations managing and funding research on ISS, including NASA programs and the ISS National Laboratory will provide overviews of upcoming opportunities. Parallel technical sessions will provide tracks for scientists to be updated on significant accomplishments to date within their disciplines. The meeting also includes a workshop designed to help new users take this information and develop their own ideas for experiments using this unique laboratory. Potential ISS users who attend will learn: "What can I do on the ISS? How can I do it? What are sources for funding?"

A Call for Papers is posted at http://www.astronautical.org/node/96. Manuscripts are solicited on topics related to science and technology activities (past, present, planned and proposed) on the ISS, including but not limited to Biology and Biotechnology, Earth and Space Science, Human Research, Physical Sciences, Education Activities, and Technology and Exploration. The abstract deadline is January 15, 2012.

Please plan to join us for this first annual conference offering perspectives on the full breadth of research and technology development on ISS, including one stop for the full suite of opportunities for future research. Details and registration information will be posted on the web site.

Web Site Address: http://www.astronautical.org/node/96

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