The Space Medicine Branch was founded in 1951 as the first constituent organization of the Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA). In 2006, the organization changed the name to the Space Medicine Association (SMA) since being an organization under the Aerospace Medical Association was no longer a sensitive issue. The association was founded for the express purpose of advancing the science and art of space medicine and the biological sciences, with special emphasis on the problems facing humans in the space environment.
The Space Medicine Association accomplishes these goals by:
- Stimulating investigation and study.
- Disseminating pertinent knowledge and information.
- Establishing and maintaining cooperation between the biological and other sciences concerned with space medicine.
The SMA is a constituent organization of the AsMA. Currently there are 186 members (May 2013). The association has an Executive Committee meeting and its annual business meeting during the annual scientific meeting of AsMA.
SMA Commemorative Logo Honoring the 50-Year Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Lunar Landing
It is our pleasure to introduce to you the recently designed Space Medicine Association logo honoring the historic Apollo 11 Lunar landing 50 years ago!
A variety of clothing items, including polo shirts, t-shirts, dress shirts and more may be ordered at the “Lands End” clothing company website, with the logo embroidered on them.
To order, please go to https://business.landsend.com/store/sma.
Detailed ordering instructions may be found below.
Step-by-step ordering instructions:
– To order a clothing item at Land’s End please go to https://business.landsend.com/store/sma.
– If you put in the correct address above, you will see the original SMA logo on the webpage that comes up. (Note, at some point you may need to set up a personal account if you have not done so already. However you can try to purchase as a first time buyer, but might be directed to set up an account by selecting a personal sign in ID and a personal password).
– The steps you go thru include looking for the shirt or activewear or outerwear item you would like the logo to go on.
– Simply place your mouse pointer over “Men” or “Women” at the top of the page. You will see many shirt or jacket types to choose from.
– Shop around until you find something that catches your wishes.
– Of note, some dress shirts can be ordered fitted. “H” stands for half when ordering neck size for some selected shirts.
– Click on the item that looks good to you. A new page pops up with the clothing item you just clicked on. At this point you choose a color and size, etc. Enter the number of items of a given clothing piece you wish to buy in the box next to the size.
– Once all that is done then you hit the button “apply logo”, and now you will see the new 50th Anniversary logo on the screen.
– Click on the logo and now you have another choice to make – “change logo colors”. This is important so you can chose a logo color scheme that goes well with the shirt color you have chosen. I encourage you to play with shirt colors (lighter and darker colors) and logo colors. Each time you change colors you will see an example of how it will look at the top left of the webpage.
– Once you have shirt color, size, and logo color chosen, you have one more choice to make – where to place the logo on your clothing item. After all these choices are made, you will finally get down to the last steps of cost, shipping, etc. (Costs of some products are indeed very reasonable. Note a fee is applied of $9.95 for the color embroidery of the Logo per item.) Ensure you explore the various tabs to see the various options of the website page.
**Should you have any difficulty with order placement, call the Lands End phone number (1-800-587-1541), and a customer service agent can help walk through.
The Space Medicine Association offers the following Awards and Scholarships:
Space Medicine Association Jeffrey R. Davis Scholarship Award
The purpose of the SMA Jeffrey R. Davis Scholarship is to encourage students, who have demonstrated academic achievement and shown an interest in Space Biology and Space Medical Operations to further pursue a career in Space Medicine.
A scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded through a competitive process to an individual selected by the scholarship award committee.
Postmarked by March 1st
Space Medicine Association Wyle Scholarship Award
The purpose of the SMA Wyle Scholarship is to encourage students, who have demonstrated academic achievement and have shown an interest in Space Biology and Space Medical Operations (e.g., biomedical engineering, space flight physiology, human factors research, nursing, psychology, safety, life sciences, etc.) to further pursue a career in Space Medicine.
A scholarship award of $500 will be awarded through a competitive process to an individual selected by the scholarship award committee.
Postmarked by March 1st
The purpose of the SMA Jeff Myers Young Investigator Award competition is to select the best scientific presentation by a first time presenter at the annual AsMA meeting based on several criteria including originality, project /study personal involvement, potential applicability to the field of Space Medicine, potential utility to other aircrew/ Aerospace Medicine in general, scientific study design, execution, analysis, and technique/skill in communication of the findings by both manuscript and presenter. Participants must be presenting for their very first time at the upcoming Aerospace Medical Association meeting (prior grand rounds presentations are allowed) and submit a manuscript for review by the SMA Young Investigator Award committee.
An award of $1000 will be awarded to the winner of the competition.
An application is not necessary as the award committee will evaluate all first time presenters to the Aerospace Medical Association meeting.