Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Continuous Human Presence in Space with NASA

October 21, 2020, 6:00 pm

7:00 pm

On Nov. 2, 2020, every human under the age of 20 will have only known a world where humans have been continuously living and working off planet – aboard the International Space Station.

The International Space Station is one of the most ambitious international collaborations in history. It’s a convergence of science, technology, and human innovation that provides humanity a one-of-a-kind proving ground for Artemis, NASA’s program through the next decade that will lay the foundation for a sustained long-term human presence on the lunar surface and future exploration. It is a platform to demonstrate new technologies and a research laboratory for breakthroughs not possible on Earth.

The space biosciences research team at NASA’s Ames Research Center located in California’s Silicon Valley has a rich history of advancing space exploration by achieving new scientific discoveries and technological developments in the biological sciences. To share some of this exciting research and participate in the 2020 Bay Area Science Festival, Yasaman Shirazi-Fard will give a virtual talk to discuss her research on understanding the effects of the of the space environment, including weightlessness and heavy radiation, on skeletal structure and strength. Her research has a goal of reducing or preventing bone loss during spaceflight and recovery upon return to Earth.


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NASA’s Ames Research Center, one of ten NASA field centers, is located in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley. Since 1939, Ames has led NASA in conducting world-class research and development in aeronautics, exploration technology and science aligned with the center’s core capabilities.