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Humans in Space 2015

In 2015 CSO and IAA organise an international conference on human spaceflight

At the turn of June and July 2015, Prague will host an international symposium titled Humans in Space focused on human presence in space and the related research and technology. The symposium organized by the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) and the Czech Space Office (CSO) is expected to attend about three hundred of world experts. After the International Astronautical Congress IAC 2010, the HIS 2015 is another world event that CSO managed in the Czech Republic.

Humans in Space Symposium has a tradition of more than forty years and during that period it has been organised regularly every two years. The last three symposia were held in Moscow, Houston and Cologne and now Prague will host the 20th jubilee year from 29 June to 3 July 2015. At the symposium there is going to be a unique opportunity for the scientists, researchers as well as graduate students from around the world to present and evaluate the latest trends. There will also be a forum to discuss current issues, space for networking, mutual cooperation and sharing of research results.

The Scientific Committee of the Symposium is composed of four tens of the world's leading scientists and specialists. Program of the 20th Symposium Humans In Space will consist of plenary sessions, thematic blocks and poster sessions. The main topics contains the impact of space environment on humans, space medicine and suppression measures of undesirable effects, astrobiology, terrestrial analogue studies, technology, commercial spaceflight and education.

Submission of abstracts is open till 27 March 2015 via web form (see left column). Evaluation of abstracts and notification to authors will take place in the middle of April. Don't hesitate to send any questions or comments to the author of this article, who is a vice-chairman of the local organizing committee of the symposium.