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The Center for Planetary Science is a science outreach program bringing astronomy, planetary science, and astrophysics to the next generation of space explorers. 

Biography:  Antonio Paris is an Adjunct at St. Petersburg College, FL. Additionally, he is an Astronaut Candidate for Project PoSSUM’s Suborbital Mission supported by NASA’s Flight Opportunities Program; the Director of Planetarium and Space Programs at the Museum of Science and Industry; and the Chief Scientist at the Center for Planetary Science – a science outreach program promoting astronomy, planetary science, and astrophysics to the next generation of space explorers.

Prof. Paris, moreover, is a 2015 graduate of NASA’s Mars Education Program at the Mars Space Flight Center, Arizona State University. His latest publication, The Physiological & Psychological Aspects of Sending Humans to Mars, was published in the Washington Academy of Sciences in 2015. His extensive research centered on the implications of prolonged spaceflight, which include radiation, the cardiovascular system in space and long-term nutritional concerns in a microgravity environment.

He is the author of two books, Aerial Phenomena and Space Science; and is a certified PADI SCUBA Instructor and Divemaster.

For more information, contact Professor Paris at chiefscientist@planetary-science.org

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