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If you are curious about the space and want to hear more about an exciting subject that seems very distant from our realities, you can’t miss this! What can the desert of Utah teach us about Mars? How are life science technologies related to space exploration? Come and join us to explore the answer to these questions and much more!
“Mars” on Earth: analog missions in extreme environments
Paul Sokoloff, an Arctic botanist at the Canadian Museum of Nature, leads a second life as a pretend Martian. This talk will cover several analog Martian missions conducted by the Mars Society, from the deserts of southern Utah to the tundra of Devon Island, Nunavut, and will cover how these missions help us learn about our own planet while preparing for life on another.
Canadian life sciences technologies supporting manned space exploration
Alan Scott (Scientist, Honeywell)
This talk will discuss a few innovative life sciences technologies being developed by Honeywell in collaboration with Canadian researchers that enable manned space exploration. These include a portable blood analysis lab, a lightweight MRI, and bioregenerative life support systems. All of these technologies have obvious terrestrial applications and provide socio-economic benefits for Canadians.