Practicing Medicine in Space

Thursday, February 29, 2024
2:00 pm

Embark on a journey beyond the Earth's atmosphere as we delve into the groundbreaking realm of "Space Medicine." Join us at the Mayborn for a lecture by Dr. Sparky Matthews, a pioneer in space medicine, as he explores the next medical frontier.

Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 2:00 PM


Up until now, "Space Medicine" has primarily focused on preparing astronauts for their voyages, managing their health remotely while in orbit, and facilitating their recovery upon landing. However, the exploration of space demands a new frontier in medical support, especially for prolonged stays.

In this lecture, Dr. Sparky Matthews will explore strategic problems and present potential solutions for the medical support of long-duration presence in space. Drawing on his extensive expertise, he will shed light on the challenges faced by astronauts and illuminate the innovative approaches that could shape the future of space medicine.