Volunteers Needed for 45-Day HERA Study

NASA-JSC Test Subject Screening is recruiting volunteers for a 68-day study (including training and post-data collection) to simulate flight operations and confinement. Subjects will spend 45 days in confined habitation in the Human Exploration Research Analog (HERA) facility at JSC. Researchers will collect blood, urine and saliva; study personal behaviors; and evaluate team cohesion, cognition and communication.

We are seeking healthy non-smokers ages 30 to 55. You must pass a JSC physical and psychological assessment to qualify. Subjects must take no medications, have no dietary restrictions, have a BMI of 29 or less, be 74 inches or less in height and have no history of sleepwalking. Volunteers must also have highly technical skills and a Master of Science degree in a science, technology, engineering or math discipline or equivalent years of experience.

Volunteers will be compensated.

View NASA Human Exploration Research Analog (HERA) flyer and get more information here.

Send CV or resume

Interested? Contact Linda Byrd, RN, at 281-483-7284, and Rori Yager, RN, at 281-483-7240. 

Winner of the 2016 AsMA Fellows Scholarship

The AsMA Fellows Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce their selection of the winner of the 2016 scholarship.  Karina Marshall Goebel, Ph.D. won the scholarship for her presentation and publication of a manuscript on "Intracranial and Intraocular Pressure During Various Degrees of Head-Down Tilt”.  

The $2,000 AsMA Fellows Scholarship is funded by the AsMA Foundation and is presented annually to an AsMA member who is a student in an aerospace medicine residency program, graduate program in aerospace medicine (Master or Ph.D.), medical certificate or aerospace diploma course, or in a full time education/training program in the allied fields of nursing, physiology, human factors, psychology, ergonomics, and engineering.  Selection criteria include delivering a slide or poster presentation as a first author at the AsMA Annual Scientific Meeting and then submitting a manuscript as first author for publication in AsMA’s Aerospace Medicine & Human Performance (AMHP) Journal based on the same topic and/or material covered in the slide or poster presentation.   The winner is selected by the AsMA Fellows Scholarship Committee based on the highest scientific value, originality, quality and relevance of the applicant’s presentation and AMHP manuscript related to the field of aerospace medicine (including allied scientific disciplines).  Special consideration is given to those applicants who are at an early stage in their career development.

Melchor Antuñano, M.D., M.S.
AsMA Fellows Scholarship Committee

Scholarships to 2017 ICASM Offered

The 2017 International Congress of Aviation and Space Medicine (ICASM), will be held in Rome, Italy, in the Fall of 2017. The Italian Association of Aerospace Medicine and the National Association of Assistants and Controllers of Air Navigation have announced the VII edition of the scientific prize “I Guido­niani.” The scholarship prize will be 2,000 Euro for the best original paper in the field of medicine, psychology, or engineering, regarding man in atmospheric/spatial flight, and 2,000 Euro for the best original paper in the field of medicine, psychology, or engineering concerning human factors in air traffic control. Scientists below the age of 35 with a degree in medicine, biology, psychology, or engineering are eligible.
    Properly completed and signed applications should be submitted online at the email address: or faxed to the number: 06.99331577. The notes for authors can be downloaded at the following address: The deadline for the presentation of applications is the 15th of June 2017. The full application form can be downloaded on the AIMAS website at the following address: