SpaceX was the first private company to send astronauts into orbit last year. Studying the impact of radiation on these space travelers and their equipment, several students enrolled in the LSU-Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Dr. Charles M. Smith Medical and Health Physics Program saw a connection between radiation exposure in astronauts traveling beyond the Earth’s protective magnetic field and cancer patients. One of the graduate students in the SparTAN Physics Lab investigating this connection is Nousha Afshari
The latest episode of our OSI-Green College lecture series in association with
is now available! Listen to Aaron Boley in conversation with Dr. Jeff Chancellor
of LSU Physics & Astronomy as they talk space radiation, space travel and more.
Fly me to the moon: LSU lands on the moon with the Tiger Eye 1 radiation detection device. The imagination of a team of LSU students paid off last month when, thanks to the leadership of assistant professor Jeffery Chancellor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, NASA selected its Tiger Eye 1 radiation detection device for the manifest of its Intuitive Machines 1 mission, part of an initiative to bring technology to the lunar surface.
This device made by LSU students will be part of NASA's 2022 moon landing — the first since 1972. In 2022, LSU will be the first university in the world to put science and research technology on the moon.
LSU to Conquer Moon, Possibly Entire Galaxy. Folks I have no other way to say this: LSU is going to space.
The Office of Research and Economic Development announced Tuesday that LSU will be the first university ON PLANET EARTH to put technology on the Moon. Next year the United States will be going back to the Moon for the first time since 1972 and technology built by five LSU students will be making the journey.
Tiger Eye 1 Research team and their "high" aspirations to launch technology to the moon. On Tuesday, May 4 LSU announced the Tiger Eye 1 Research Mission where a group of student researchers will be launching technology to the moon in 2022.
This would be the first time any university would be sending technology to space, as well as the first time the U.S. will be launching anything to the moon since 1972.
LSU students to send radiation detection device to the Moon. A radiation detection device developed in part by five LSU students will be sent to the Moon next year as part of the IM-1 lunar mission. IM-1 stands for Intuitive Machines, a Houston-based company that is contracted by NASA to supply payloads for two upcoming trips to the Moon.
WATCH NOW: LSU Tiger Eye 1 mission set to take place next year on the moon. Next year, LSU will be the first university in the world to put science and research technology on the Moon. The Tiger Eye 1 research mission is part of a multi-disciplinary university-industry collaboration to make future space travel safer for people and equipment by providing insight into the complex radiation environment in space. LSU’s radiation detection device is now officially on the manifest for the broader IM-1 mission,
As the U.S. lands on the Moon next year, for the first time since 1972 and the Apollo program, LSU technology built by students in close collaboration with industry partners will report back from the lunar surface. Undergraduate students in five different LSU colleges and schools are leading the mission, which will make future space travel safer for astronauts and equipment. Meet the team behind Tiger Eye 1.
When LSU art and religious studies senior Katie Hostetler was in fifth grade, she entered an art competition to design a flag that would be sent to the Moon for a space mission.
Season 4, Episode 9: A Glowing Interview with Space Radiation Expert Dr. Jeff Chancellor, Part 2. Co-hosts Tom Hill and Eleanor O’Rangers continue their interview with physicist and space radiation expert Jeff Chancellor in this podcast episode.
Going the Distance: Innovation in Radiation Research Takes LSU Medical Physics Student from Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center to SpaceX. Jared Taylor was planning on becoming a medical doctor to help treat people with cancer, but now finds himself almost literally in space, working on solutions to shield astronauts from dangerous radiation. He recently presented his research at SpaceX and is about to file a patent. Students and graduates of the LSU medical and health physics program are changing oncology, space travel, and more.
There are several technological barriers that lie ahead of humankind’s ability to send astronauts to Mars and eventually colonize the red planet.
One of those barriers is space radiation and the threat it poses to astronauts during spaceflight. While Earth’s magnetic field protects us from most radiation, astronauts may be at significant risk for radiation sickness and increased lifetime risk for cancer, central nervous system effects and degenerative diseases,according to NASA.
NASA's Human Research Program will fund 21 proposals to help answer questions about astronaut health and performance during future long-duration missions beyond low-Earth orbit. The selected proposals will investigate biological, physiological, and behavioral adaptations to spaceflight. The 21 selected projects will contribute to NASA’s long-term plans, which include crewed missions to the Moon and Mars.
LSU Assistant Professor Jeffery Chancellor's research looks to help answer questions about astronaut health and performance during future long-duration missions beyond low-Earth orbit.
With an award from the Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) at Baylor College of Medicine, a partner to the NASA Human Research Program, Sharon Gerecht will lead a team that will study the effects of space radiation on vascular, cardiac and neurovascular tissues. They will use applicable tissue and organ models, and develop potential countermeasures to offset the negative effects of space radiation on these tissues.
LSU Physics Students Receive Louisiana Space Grant Research Awards. LSU Department of Physics & Astronomy graduate student Megan Chesal and undergraduate Haley Pellegrin have been granted Louisiana Space Grant student research awards. Under the direction of Assistant Professor Jeffery Chancellor, both students will receive a monetary stipend for research work conducted in Chancellor’s lab. In addition to hands-on technical experience, these students will be offered other professional development opportunities, like presenting their work at professional meetings while also working towards their LSU degree.