Diet tracker in space14 September 2017
Diet tracker in space14 September 2017 Whether you are on a diet or just want to be healthier, you might be one of those millions of people around the planet who use a mobile app to track everything you eat. The trend has arrived in space: European astronauts are now logging their meals on...
ESA’s MELiSSA life-support programme wins academic recognition24 July 2017 The head of Europe’s effort to create a close-loop life support system for long-duration space missions has received a prestigious honorary doctorate – amid a busy period in the programme’s 27-year history.
Cosmic opportunity for radiation research at ESA14 August 2017
Cosmic opportunity for radiation research at ESA14 August 2017 Cosmic radiation is considered the main health hazard to human spaceflight and space exploration of the Moon, Mars and beyond, which is why ESA has made cosmic radiation a focus of its research programme.
Counting calories in space07 July 2017
Counting calories in space07 July 2017 Rockets and spacecraft may get us to Mars, but food must nourish us on the journey. Now researchers are using the International Space Station to look at how much food will be needed on a spacecraft heading to the Moon, Mars or beyond. By tracking the...
Ice Cubes – cool new commercial opportunity on the International Space Station20 June 2017 Today ESA’s Director of Human Spaceflight and Robotic Exploration David Parker signed an agreement with Space Applications Services for the first commercial European opportunity to conduct research in space.
Keeping the rhythm in space15 June 2017
Keeping the rhythm in space15 June 2017 Space is an inhospitable environment for the human body but we adapt remarkably well. Within hours, the brain adjusts to the lack of an up or down, as if floating is all it has ever known. Now researchers are learning how our internal clock simil...