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INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION R&D CONFERENCE 2020 (ISSRDC 2020): PLENARY 2, Sept 17, 2020, virtual, 9:45 am-4:00 pm ET

The International Space Station R&D Conference will take place virtually in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.  The conference is organized by the American Astronautical Society (AAS) for NASA and the ISS National Lab (also known as CASIS).

The conference will have three days of plenary sessions (August 27, September 17, and October 22), plus seven days of technical workshops (July 28, July 29, August 4, August 6, September 22-24.)

The complete agenda is on the event’s website.

The agenda for the September 17 plenary includes the following:

  • Investing in Space: Trends, Opportunities, and Risks (panel)
  • The R&D Continuum: How the ISS is Closing the Gap Toward Commercial Applications (Michael Roberts, Interim Chief Scientist, CASIS)
  • Maximizing Spaceflight Biological Data with Omics Analytics: The NASA GeneLab Database (panel)
  • An Overview of the Cold Atom Lab in Orbit (panel)


September 17
9:30 am - 11:00 pm