Health & Environment

Astronaut Aboard International Space Station To Join Texas A&M-Sponsored Panel

November 27, 2018

Live From Space

By Ashley Green, Texas A&M University College of Education & Human Development

NASA Astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor, M.D., will join a panel discussion, Live From The International Space Station: Human Health Risks Of Spaceflight, hosted by Texas A&M University via live downlink from the International Space Station (ISS) on Thursday, Nov. 29, from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Auñón-Chancellor, NASA physician astronaut and member of the Expedition 56/57 crew that launched to the ISS in June 2018, will join former astronauts and space research faculty across the university to discuss how spending time in space poses challenges to human health and performance.

The panel discussion will be moderated by Dr. Susan A. Bloomfield, associate dean for research in the College of Education & Human Development, in the Health Professions Education Building LL30 on the Health Science Center’s Bryan campus and will be live-streamed from multiple sites across the state. The event is co-sponsored by the College of Education & Human Development and the College of Medicine at Texas A&M.

Panelists will include:

  • David Zawieja, Ph.D., Professor and Department Head, Medical Physiology, College of Medicine
  • Bonnie Dunbar, Ph.D., Professor, Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering
  • Pooneh Bagher, Ph.D., Asst. Professor, Medical Physiology, College of Medicine

Auñón-Chancellor will answer pre-selected questions from the audience. There will be an opportunity to submit additional questions to the faculty panel before and after the live downlink.

Live-streaming locations include:

Media contact: Ashley Green,

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