The Life Sciences & Systems Technical Committee (LS&S TC)
SCOPE The Life Sciences & Systems Technical Committee (LS&S TC) encompasses the advancement of science and technology required to support humans and other living organisms in the design and utilization of aerospace, marine and surface systems. The LS&S TC also conducts and encourages related educational activities, as well as promotes public awareness of the benefits resulting from space life sciences research and systems development.
FUNCTION To guide and promote life sciences research and development of technologies related to providing habitable environmental conditions in extreme and isolated environments; to provide a forum for exchange of ideas between those involved in these disciplines; and to enhance space life sciences and human spacecraft design education.
ACTIVITIES The LS&S TC supports conferences and other events aimed at advancing space life sciences and related technological systems. The TC is a co-organizer of the annual International Conference on Environmental Systems (ICES), co-sponsored by the AIAA and other organizations. Additional activities include, but are not limited to, award nominations, educational outreach, development of position papers and journal articles on topics of interest, sponsorship of technical short courses, and participation in AIAA Technical Activity Committee (TAC) events.
MEMBERSHIP To support its wide range of committee activities, the LS&S TC maintains an international membership with a broad background in surface, aero, and space life sciences and systems. LS&S TC members represent a cross-section of individuals that includes representatives from industry, government (civilian and military), and academia.