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Life Sciences and Systems Technical Committee

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.


2017 AIAA Student Design Competition-Human Spaceflight: Phobos Base 
by Dr Daniel J Barta
 8/25/2016 12:52 PM
Committee Members, we need your photos and bios! 
by Daniel Barta
 6/24/2014 11:57 AM
Welcome to our committee's web site! 
by Daniel Barta
 6/24/2014 11:55 AM

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AIAA Social Media Policy11/2/2016 8:32 AM
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AIAA has a Social Media Policy! Many committees (along with regions, sections and branches) have "unofficial"-official AIAA pages on Facebook, Twitter, etc. The policy isn't meant to be a set of rules that would constrain activity on those pages; it just outlines what the Institute would consider to be inappropriate content for an AIAA-branded page and explains what to do in the case of a hack or account compromise. To access the Social Media Policy, please click on this link:

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 Chair Information

James T Chartres
Affiliation :NASA-Ames
Kevin R Duda
Affiliation :The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.


AIAA LS&S TC Quarterly Meeting3/6/2018 11:00 AM
Life Sciences and Systems Technical Committee Quarterly Meeting. Date: Friday, March 9, 2018. Start Time: 12:00 PM EST (1.0 hour duration) Location: Telecon. See attached draft agenda. Telecon number was sent to committee members via email.
Technical Committee Meeting7/17/2017 11:00 AM
Summer Face to Face Technical Committee Meeting will be held in conjunction with the 2017 International Conference of Environmental Systems, Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston, SC on July 17, 2017 at 12 pm Eastern Time.
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Dr. Raymon Wheeler Receives 2017 Jeffries Aerospace Medicine and Life Sciences Research Award
Dr. Raymond Wheeler (left), NASA Kennedy Space Center, accepts the 2017 Jeffries Aerospace Medicine and Life Sciences Research Award at the 47th International Conference on Environmental Systems, Charleston, SC. Dr. Daniel Barta presented the award.
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