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RAeS Queensland Branch AGM
Wed. 24 February 2016, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm AEST
5:30pm for a 6:00pm start
Registrations required by 21 February
At least three companies are currently in the process of developing vehicles for sub-orbital space flights for passengers or "space tourists". The physiological challenges posed by even such short duration flights are not insignificant. Should medical standards be imposed for passengers; and if so, what should those standards be? Should there be training provided for prospective passengers, to either reduce risk, or as a screening tool? Are there opportunities for Australia?
Colonel Craig Schramm was born in Brisbane where he completed his secondary schooling and tertiary education in medicine. He joined the Army in August 1989 as an undergraduate Medical Officer allocated to the Royal Australian Army Medical Corps.
During his military career, Craig has held a number of postings, particularly in Aviation Medicine. He also spent three years as the Director of Future Health Capability for the ADF, and is currently Specialist Medical Adviser – Airworthiness for the Australian Army. He has deployed on a number of occasions, including to Rwanda, East Timor, Banda Aceh, and Afghanistan. He completed Army pilot training in 2004.