Australasian Space Health Symposium (virtual event)
October 5 - October 6
From the event organisers “To celebrate World Space Week 2020 the ad astra vita project and Mars Society Australia have joined forces to present an inaugural Australasian virtual Space Health Symposium (including Human Rights in the Space Environment) to be held on Monday 5 October and Tuesday 6 October 2020 via Zoom (free registration).
We are excited to feature Human Rights in the Space Environment as the key plenary session on Day 2. That human space exploration is both expensive and dangerous is a given, but it also represents a unique set of circumstances where human beings are totally dependent on what is provided for them in order to be able to survive. However, as the good health (both physical and psychological) of expeditioners is essential for the success of the mission, spacefarers “need to thrive, not just survive”. As such, a strong human rights infrastructure is necessary to support this.
Members of the Australasian space life sciences and space law communities are especially invited to participate, but wherever you are in the world, you are welcome! University students are welcome, both as participants and potential presenters.
The full program will be developed as submissions come in. Preliminary brainstorming has identified the topics below as ones which may be of current interest. This is a starting point only, and topic area coverage will be progressively refined based on submissions.”