2013 ISS Research and Development Conference

“Discoveries, Applications and Opportunities”
July 16-18, 2013
Denver Marriott City Center
1701 California Street
Denver, Colorado

Organized by the American Astronautical Society in cooperation with the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) and NASA


ISSRDC 2013 program

Tuesday, July 16


Mike Suffredini, Manager, ISS Program Office, NASA Johnson Space Center: “The Next Decade of ISS and Beyond” (4.0 MB .pdf | View on SlideShare)

Duane Ratliff, Chief Operating Officer, NASA Liaison, CASIS: “ISS National Lab Opportunities for Research and Technology Development – Enabling Commercial Utilization” (345 kB .pdf | View on SlideShare)

Plenary Panel 1: ISS Top Discoveries in Microgravity

Moderator: Marshall Porterfield, Director, Space Life and Physical Sciences, NASA Headquarters

The Science of the ISS

Speaker: John Grunsfeld, NASA Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate


Speaker: Astronaut Don Pettit

Plenary Panel 2: ISS Top Benefits and Applications in Earth Science, Materials and Education

Moderator: Julie Robinson, ISS Program Scientist, NASA Johnson Space Center

Parallel Technical Session 1

  • Physical Sciences – 1. Chair: Fred Kohl.
  • Education. Chair: Diane Matthews.
  • Remote Sensing. Chair: Alan Stern.
  • Human Research. Chair: Mark Shelhamer.

Wednesday, July 17

Plenary Panel 3: Top Utilization of ISS for Medical Advancements

Moderator: Mike Roberts, Research Pathway Manager, CASIS

Parallel Technical Session 2

  • Life Sciences. Chair: Mike Roberts.
  • Fundamental Physics – 1. Chair: Brad Carpenter.
  • Technologies Enabling Exploration – 1. Chair: Al Holt.
  • Enabling New External Research Opportunities. Chair: Marybeth Edeen.

Putting the “International” in the ISS

Special remarks: Bill Gerstenmaier, NASA Associate Administrator, Human Exploration and Operations Directorate

  • Nicole Buckley, Chief Scientist, Life Sciences and the ISS, CSA
  • Eric Istasse, Head of ISS Mission Science and Utilization Planning, ESA
  • Shigeki Kamigaichi, Deputy Director, Space Environment Utilization Center, JAXA
  • Julie Robinson, ISS Program Scientist, NASA
  • Georgy Karabadzhak, Head of Space Exploration Complex, Roscosmos
  • Igor Sorokin, Deputy Head of Space Stations Utilization, Energia

Parallel Technical Session 3

  • Earth and Space Sciences. Chair: Vernon Jones.
  • Fundamental Physics/Physical Sciences – 2. Chair: Bob Corban.
  • Technologies Enabling Exploration – 2. Chair: Dave Hornyak.
  • Enabling New Life Sciences Research Opportunities. Chair: Duane Ratliff.

Plenary Panel 4: Top ISS Technology Applications Enabling Exploration

Moderator: George Nelson, ISS Technology Demonstration Manager, NASA Johnson Space Center

Sponsors and Organizers

Sponsored by:

  • Gold Sponsor: Boeing
  • Luncheon Sponsor: Lockheed Martin
  • Sierra Nevada Corporation
  • United Launch Alliance
  • Orbital Sciences Corporation
  • Teledyne Brown Engineering
  • Media Sponsor: Space News

Conference Technical Co-Chairs:

  • Dr. David B. Spencer, Vice President Technical, AAS/The Pennsylvania State University
  • Dr. Julie Robinson, ISS Program Scientist, NASA Johnson Space Center
  • Timothy Yeatman, M.D., Chief Scientist, Center for the Advancement of Science in Space

Conference Executive Chairs

  • Walt Faulconer, Executive Vice President, AAS/Strategic Space Solutions, LLC
  • Duane Ratliff, Chief Operating Officer, Center for the Advancement of Science in Space