JAXA/NASA Joint Workshop: Maximizing the Outcome of the ISS and "Kibo"
In December 2015, the governments of Japan and the U.S. announced the establishment of the Japan-U.S. Open Platform Partnership Program regarding the cooperative operation of the International Space Station through at least 2024. Through this program, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and NASA encourage researchers and entities from both countries to mutually utilize experiment hardware between the ISS U.S. National Laboratory and the Japanese Experiment Module (also known as JEM or Kibo). This JAXA/NASA Joint Workshop presents major achievements of ISS/JEM utilization as well as JEM’s available experiment hardware and services for potential users to maximize the outcome of JEM and the ISS.Speakers:
- William Gerstenmaier, Associate Administrator, Human Exploration And Operations Mission Directorate, NASA
- Takashi Hamazaki, Director General, Human Spaceflight Technology Directorate, JAXA
- Dr. Julie Robinson, ISS Chief Scientist, NASA
- Kazuyuki Tasaki, Director, JEM Utilization Center, JAXA
- Tetsuya Sakashita, Manager For Life And Physical Science, JAXA
- Hiroki Akagi, Engineer, JEM Mission Operations And Integration, JAXA
ISS Opportunity Workshop for New Users Featuring Astronaut Rick Mastracchio
NASA Astronaut Rick Mastracchio, a veteran of four space- flight missions, will join the New User Workshop at ISSRDC to highlight the exciting science and technology projects being conducted on the ISS and the importance of enabling opportunities for new researchers. This workshop connects and educates prospective researchers, entrepreneurs, and financiers about the benefits, resources, and accessibility of using the ISS National Lab. This session will offer perspectives from current ISS users, space R&D experts, and ISS Program leaders about how the ISS National Lab can benefit your R∓D objectives.
- Discover the unique research capabilities of the ISS National Lab
- Learn why innovative users are advancing their research in space
- Gain insight on current opportunities to leverage the ISS National Lab for new research
- Connect with key influencers to help you further engage with the ISS R&D community