What is CHAART?
The Center for Health Applications of Aerospace Related Technologies (CHAART) is part of the Ecosystem Science and Technology (ECOSAT) Branch of the Earth Science Division at the NASA Ames Research Center. CHAART was established, and funded through 2004, by NASA's Life Sciences Division, which became the Fundamental Space Biology Division, within the Biological & Physical Research Enterprise at NASA Headquarters. CHAART's role was to support the science, application, education, and technology development goals and objectives of the Agency. The establishment of CHAART was consistent with the Agency's desire to make NASA technologies more readily available to the widest possible user community.
The objectives of CHAART were to:
AnnouncementsOn 16 October 2004, Louisa R. Beck, CHAART's last Director, passed away. A memorial was held on 4 December 2004. A tribute to Louisa's career at NASA was printed in the November 2004 edition of the NASA Ames Astrogram.
An article describing how CHAART and NIH are using Pocket PCs for collecting field data can be found in the June/July 2004 issue of Pocket PC, pp. 58-60.
On 5 February 2004, Byron L. Wood, CHAART's founding Director, passed away. A memorial service was held on 9 September 2004 at Ames Research Center. The slides from the service are available for viewing as a PDF. In Adobe Reader use the Previous and Next Page buttons at the bottom to navigate more simply. A tribute to Byron's career at NASA was printed in the March 2004 edition of the NASA Ames Astrogram.
Official NASA Contact: James Brass
Maintained by Brad Lobitz (blobitz[at]mail.arc.nasa.gov).
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Last updated: Aug 2006