Discovery After Dark: Humans In Space
July 20, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the first landing on the Moon. As present day explorations in space continue, so too does our understanding of the universe and our place in it. Which is why NASA’s recent Twins Study represents a number of important milestones for research in space. This includes their first “One Year Mission” milestone, focusing on identical twin astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly. This study aims to help scientists better understand the effects of long duration spaceflight on human health. Dr. Susan Bailey, Professor and Radiation Cancer Biologist at Colorado State University, was one of the principal investigators on the Twins Study and will present her work and what it means for future long-term space travel and habitation.
Presentation will begin at 6:30pm followed by Q&A.
Tickets: $10/$8 for museum members
About Susan M. Bailey, Ph.D.
Dr. Bailey is a Professor and Radiation Cancer Biologist in the Department of Environmental & Radiological Health Sciences (ERHS). Part of her current research program includes being one of 10 investigations selected by NASA for the TWINS Study, an integrated effort to launch human space life science research into a new era of molecular or “omics” based studies. As part of the one year mission aboard the International Space Station, identical twin astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly, are the subjects of this unique research opportunity. The overall goal of the TWINS Study is to identify space-flight specific factors that influence human health, important considerations as we spend longer and longer periods of time, deeper and deeper into space, making our way to Mars.