Skoltech Space center professor and provost Rupert Gerzer has launched a new journal REACH – Reviews in Human Space Exploration jointly with Elsevier, International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) and International Astronautical Federation (IAF).
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“REACH is a review journal that focuses on all aspects of human space exploration. The journal will cover comprehensive overviews of the science of human and robotic space exploration, life sciences research in space, and beneficial terrestrial applications that are derived from spaceflight. It is the official human space exploration review journal of the IAA and IAF. REACH will educate readers from academia, industry, and government. Furthermore, special emphasis will be put on summarizing the most important recent developments and challenges and making them legible for a non-specialist audience,” Elsevier reported.
The journal will be under the professional leadership of Editor-in-Chief Rupert Gerzer, Skoltech Space Center, Russia, and his Co-Editors representing established aerospace nations: Jeffrey Davies, NASA, USA; Peter Gräf, DLR, Germany; Yinghui Li, Chinese Astronaut Centre, China and Oleg Orlov, IMBP, Russia.
“Human spaceflight has a great history and an even brighter future. It is surprising that, until now, no review journal existed that focused entirely on this topic. REACH is an ambitious title, a title that should remind us to extend the possibilities of human activity, ’to reach for the stars’, especially in this highly symbolic realm, to focus on the exciting challenges to come, and to always go forward. I hope REACH will contribute to this positive, ambitious spirit and will help us to tackle the challenges we will face in the future,” Professor Gerzer commented.
The first Issue of the Journal also contains an article written by Skoltech students of professor Gerzer’s recent course on Human Spaceflight.
* The Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) is a private graduate research university in Skolkovo, Russia, a suburb of Moscow. Established in 2011 in collaboration with MIT, Skoltech educates global leaders in innovation, advances scientific knowledge, and fosters new technologies to address critical issues facing Russia and the world. Applying international research and educational models, the university integrates the best Russian scientific traditions with twenty-first century entrepreneurship and innovation.
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