Welcome to the United Nations/Malaysia Expert Meeting on Human Space Technology (HSTEM)
The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), under the framework of the United Nations Programme on Space Applications, has launched the Human Space Technology Initiative (HSTI) with the objective to promote international cooperation in human spaceflight and space exploration-related activities. HSTI will aim to create awareness among United Nations Member States on the benefits of utilizing human space technology and its applications in contributing to international cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space.
The Outreach Seminar on the International Space Station (ISS) was held in Vienna, Austria, on 8 February 2011. The ISS is an unprecedented facility for science and technology research (material science and life science), astronomy, Earth observation, and educational outreach. As a unique symbol of international collaboration, the ISS could be regarded as one of the greatest resources for humankind to explore space.
The first Expert Meeting on Human Space Technology (HSTEM) will be held in Putrajaya, Malaysia, from 14 to 18 November 2011, hosted by the Institute of Space Science (ANGKASA), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. This meeting will also involve the cooperation of the National Space Agency of Malaysia (ANGKASA), Astronautic Technology (M) Sdn Bhd (ATSB®) and Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP). The purpose of this meeting is to exchange information about the ISS among the ISS partners and potential ISS users outside the ISS partner nations as well as to discuss future activities to promote human space technology and its applications.
- Promote international in human spaceflight and space exploration-related activties;
- Create awareness among Members States on the benefits of utilizing human space technology and its applications; and
- Build capacity in microgravity education and research.
Topics of the Expert Meeting
This Expert Meeting is part of HSTI activities to promote human space technology in the world, and will be structured around the following topics:
- Microgravity Science;
- International Space Station (ISS) Programmes;
- National, Regional and International Space Programmes
- Education, Outreach and Capacity Building; and
- Human Space Technology Initiative.
General Information of Expert meeting can also be found at the UNOOSA website: http://www.oosa.unvienna.org/oosa/en/SAP/hsti/index.html