Baylor College of Medicine is a health sciences university located in the Texas Medical Center. It is known for excellence in research, education and patient care. The Center for Space Medicine is an academic center in the college, with a mission to be a world academic leader in space biomedical research, education and aerospace medicine. There is a focus on translating space advances to benefit health on Earth. The college and center lead the Translational Research Institute for Space Health, a NASA-supported institute for translating cutting-edge emerging terrestrial research into applications for mitigating biomedical risks associated with exploration human spaceflight.