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International Space Station R&D Conference to Meet in Boston



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    381298 05: Tethered To Unity On The International Space Station (Iss), Astronaut Michael Lopez-Alegria Prepares To Snap A Picture With A 35Mm Camera October 15, 2000. A Blanket Of White Clouds Covers The Part Of Earth In The Horizon Scene Beyond Alegria. (Photo By Getty Images)

    The International Space Station Research and Development Conference will hold its fourth annual meeting in Boston this week.

    NASA astronauts Cady Coleman, Karen Nyberg and Sunita Williams will be among the speakers at the meeting. It runs Monday through Thursday at the Boston Marriott Copley Square.

    The conference was created to connect commercial and academic communities involved in new innovations, breakthroughs and discoveries onboard the orbiting laboratory.

    Gov. Charlie Baker will join leaders from NASA, the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space and the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center to present funding awards of $500,000 to one or more Massachusetts life science companies to conduct cutting-edge research onboard the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory. 

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