Launch: Health Forum Media Briefing Set for Oct. 30

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Oct. 27, 2010

Allard Beutel
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
321-867-2468 
allard.beutel@nasa.gov

David E. Steitz 
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-1730
david.steitz@nasa.gov

MEDIA ADVISORY: M10-154

LAUNCH: HEALTH FORUM MEDIA BRIEFING SET FOR OCT. 30

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA and partners from the LAUNCH: Health 
forum will discuss innovative ideas during a media briefing on 
Saturday, Oct. 30, at 2 p.m. EDT. The local-only briefing will air 
live on NASA Television from the agency's Kennedy Space Center in 
Florida. 

LAUNCH: Health is part of an ongoing initiative to identify, showcase 
and support innovative approaches to sustainability challenges 
through a series of forums. It is the second forum in the series and 
will take place at Kennedy Oct. 29 and 30.

The briefing participants are:
-- Dr. Jeff Davis, director, Space Life Sciences, NASA's Johnson Space 
Center, Houston
-- Dave Ferguson, director, Global Development Common, U.S. Agency for 
International Development, Washington
-- Mikkel Vestergaard, president, Vestergaard Frandsen, Lausanne, 
Switzerland

During the forum, 10 international participants will showcase new 
innovations that could address health problems on Earth and in space. 
Ideas range from a biodegradable needle that dissolves in the body 
while releasing a vaccine, leaving no waste product; to a high-pixel 
cell phone-like device that could be used for remote ophthalmology. A 
list of the innovators and innovations is available online at:

http://www.launch.org

To participate as part of the LAUNCH: Health community, the public may 
access the live discussions and presentations online via MindMapper 
at:

http://mindmapr.nasa.gov

Reporters and interested viewers may watch portions of the forum live 
via UStream starting at 10 a.m. Oct. 30 at:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/launch-health 

	
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