Nov. 3, 2018 - NASA astronaut Dr. Lee M. Morin served as the keynote speaker at the "Health Law and Policy in Space" event hosted by the University of Houston Law Center's Health Law & Policy Institute on Nov. 2.
Morin's talk was titled "The New Era Ahead in Space Exploration." He was selected as an astronaut in 1996.
Morin holds several degrees including a Doctorate of Medicine and Microbiology from New York University. The retired U.S. Navy Captain flew aboard STS-110 in 2002, which delivered the S0 (S-Zero) Truss, which was the first time the station’s robotic arm was used for spacewalking and the first time that a crew’s spacewalks were based from the station’s Quest Airlock.
Morin performed two spacewalks during STS-110 totaling 14 hours and nine minutes. He is currently assigned to the Exploration Branch, where he works on the Orion Multipurpose Crew Vehicle.
Prior to Morin's discussion was a panel featuring the following speakers:
The panel was moderated by Professor Seth J. Chandler, the Law Foundation Professor of Law.