Humans in Space Program Team Page

Together with the Program Director Thais Russomano a multi-national, multi-talented, interdisciplinary Board of Advisors is being formed.
Preliminary names include:

Joan Vernikos

Former Director of NASA Life Sciences division

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Vladimir Pletser

Space Operations Training Director, Blue Abyss

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Sergi Vaquer Araujo

ESA Flight Surgeon.

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Yang Yang

International Cooperation Director, Chinese Center for Space Utilization, China

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Krishnan Ganapathy

President, Apollo Telemedicine Networking India

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Virginia E. Wotring

Baylor College of Medicine, USA

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Program Director

Thais Russomano has more than twenty-five years of experience in the field of Space Life Sciences with a strong academic and research background. She single-handedly founded and coordinated for 18 years the Microgravity Centre in Brazil, a unique and internationally recognised reference centre in Latin America in the study of Human Space Physiology and Space Biomedical Engineering, now boasting eight laboratories focused in the fields of Aerospace Medicine, Human Physiology, Biomedical Engineering, and Telemedicine & eHealth. In addition she is Co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of the International Space Medicine Consortium Inc, a US based company seeking to enhance and develop knowledge and technology in space human exploration, and Director of International Relations for the Human Spaceflight Capitalisation Office (HuSCO), based at Harwell in the UK. Thais is also the Deputy Director of the Space Physiology and Health Master's degree course at King's College London, and a Senior Lecturer in Space Life Science, aviation medicine and telehealth. Additionally, she is a guest lecturer in Space and Design at Aalto University Finland and in Telehealth at Deggendorf Institute of Technology, Germany.


  • Innova Space

Humans in Space Program is supported by InnovaSpace - a global space life science and telehealth organisation that empowers and facilitates leadership and opportunity in space through education and communication program. InnovaSpace brings together world-leading subject experts in areas such as space medicine, space nutrition, space immunology and aerospace physiology and as such will serve as valuable asset to this program.