On Tuesday 14 July 2015, Conceived in 2012, the UK SPACE ENVIRONMENTS ASSOCIATION officially launches, bringing with it a unique multidisciplinary community dedicated to the advancement of space research, underpinned by three key pillars of collaboration:
This session will showcase the Space Environments Resource Centre and Space Solutions Marketplace and present UK Space Environments R&D and associated activities. Designed with the three pillars in mind, these resources provide an easily accessible online platform for professional evolution of existing research concepts alongside the creation of new research propositions.
The UK space environments association (UKSEA) is running a ‘Pitch your research idea’ competition aimed at young (<35years) investigators, researchers and entrepreneurs entitled ‘Enabling future long-duration human spaceflight’.
The proposal aims must be to investigate and address a current barrier faced by astronauts on long-duration missions focussed within the scope of life and biomedical science (e.g countering muscle deterioration, bone loss, radiation exposure, infection control, food growth). Solutions are encouraged from across the scientific domains i.e. engineering, logistics, psychology, chemistry, physics etc, with the solution aiming to be as novel (as possible) and clearly emphasise any transferrable terrestrial benefits (i.e. medical/clinical advances).
The top 3 submissions will win full registration to the conference, £75 towards conference travel expenses and signed memorabilia from Astronaut Tim Peake. The winner will get to talk with astronaut Helen Sharman about their research idea and to add to their prize, we will also be organising a day-visit to the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne (with £150 towards travel). The competition is sponsored by King’s Health Partners, Academic Health Science Centre.
Deadline for submission is now 22nd June 2015, with the three winners being informed in the first week of July. Full T&Cs are on the website, however applicants must either have UK citizenship, or be enrolled full-time in a higher degree/post-doc position at a registered UK institution (with a valid visa).
There are several ways you can methods enter the competition – which one you choose is up to you!