NASA astronaut Aunon to give update on the International Space Station

October 19, 2014

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- NASA astronaut Serena Auñón will deliver a seminar about The International Space Station (ISS) at 4 p.m. Oct. 24 in 100 Life Sciences Building.

In her talk, titled "The International Space Station: An Update on the Vehicle and the Challenges Involving Engineering, Research and Human Physiology," Auñón will discuss NASA's approach to mitigation, and current and future research aboard the ISS and give an update on commercial crew development and NASA's plan to venture out beyond low earth orbit.

She serves in the ISS operations branch and the Capsule Communicator (CAPCOM) branch as a certified space station CAPCOM.

Auñón was selected in July 2009 as one of 14 members of the 20th NASA astronaut class.

The ISS is an impressive home away from home with a structure spanning the length of a football field and living space equivalent to the size of a five-bedroom house. Humans have inhabited the ISS since Nov. 2, 2000.

The event is free and open to the public.

The seminar is sponsored by the Department of Aerospace Engineering, the Aerospace Graduate Student Alliance and the University Park Allocation Committee.

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