Next Meeting, Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 – 3PM – Barbara Bush Library – Featured Speaker: Anima Sabale

Join us on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 3PM at the Barbara Bush Library for our next NSS North Houston Space Society meeting. Our featured speaker will be Anima Sabale.

Anima Patil-Sabale is based at NASA’s Johnson Space Center where she manages the Orion Spacecraft Simulations Lab. She has worked on NASA’s Kepler Mission and in NASA’s Intelligent Systems Division prior to this and has 14 years of experience in the software industry prior. Anima has been a Commander for the HERA VII mission, a 14 day Human Exploration and Research Analog at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in 2015. She has also been a Commander for a Mars Analog Mission at the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah in 2018, leading a crew of 5 in a study on how astronauts will live, work and survive on Mars. She has been a First Tier Support Engineer for Hi-SEAS for about 4 years. She is a Scientist-Astronaut candidate for Project PoSSUM (Polar Suborbital Science in the Upper Mesosphere) and Project PHEnOM, both commercial suborbital spaceflight research programs. She has been contributing as a research subject to important astronautics research studies flying parabolas to test the performance of a commercial spacesuit in microgravity, laying in a head-down tilt position for NASA’s Simulated Microgravity Fluid Loading study, spinning in a centrifuge and pulling upto 6G’s to contribute to an important FAA commercial spaceflight study, providing inputs to NASA’s astronaut food study et. al.

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