Kim Binsted wins Fulbright Award

ICS faculty member Kim Binsted has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright Award to conduct space exploration research at the Russian Institute for Biomedical Problems (IMBP).

“Analog studies” are simulated space exploration missions, conducted in order to better understand and ameliorate the risks related to health and performance associated with long-duration space exploration. These studies include the Mars-520 mission led by IMBP in Moscow and the HI-SEAS (Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation) project led by the University of Hawaii and funded by NASA. Dr. Binsted will work with colleagues at IBMP to develop a set of recommendations for international crew composition, training and support, based on the integrated results of these analog mission studies. This will help reduce the risks of space exploration and hopefully enable longer journeys deeper into space.