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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

 TAC Announcements

AIAA Social Media Policy11/2/2016 8:32 AM
by Betty GuillieNo presence information
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:

Forum Locations and Dates for 20177/20/2016 10:02 AM
by Betty GuillieNo presence information
The dates and locations for the 2017 forums have been finalized.

AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition

9-13 January

Gaylord Texan

Grapevine, TX


AIAA Defense Forum

25-27 April

Applied Physics Lab, JHU

Laurel, MD


AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum and Exposition

5-9 June

Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel

Denver, CO


AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum and Exposition

10-12 July

Hyatt Regency Atlanta

Atlanta, GA


AIAA Space and Astronautics Forum and Exposition

12-14 September

Hyatt Regency Orlando

Orlando, FL


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Retrieving Data

 Chair Information

Kevin R Duda
Affiliation :The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.


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.
LSSTC Quarterly Telecon2/10/2017 11:00 AM
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 Pictures of Interest

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Presentation of 2016 Jeffries Award to Dr Robert Ferl
Dr. Robert Ferl (left), University of Florida, accepts the 2016 Jeffries Aerospace Medicine and Life Sciences Research Award at the 46th International Conference on Environmental Systems, Vienna, Austria. Dr. Matthew Bamsey (right) presented the award.
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