ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen running the Skin-B physiology experiment using ESA’s mobiPV device that provides astronauts with hands-free instructions via audio and video. mobiPV is also intended to increase the help that ground teams can give to an astronaut in real time.
Here, Andreas is not in space but 15 m under the sea during NASA’s 19th Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO). He spent a week underwater with ESA trainer Hervé Stevenin, joining NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik and Canadian astronaut Jeremy Hansen testing some of ESA’s new space technology.
The Skin-B experiment in space collects data on skin structure, oxygenation, hydration and elasticity. The goal is to develop a computer model of how skin ages. Results on these astronauts’ skin will improve the model and could contribute to protecting people’s skin on Earth as well as in space.