Astronaut brains as beacons for researchers08 October 2015
Astronaut brains as beacons for researchers08 October 2015 How astronauts adapt to the stresses of living in space is helping researchers to pinpoint the causes of common disorders on Earth. From the brain’s point of view, living in space is very stressful. The signals from an astronaut’s body in space go ha...
Space Kombucha in the search for life and its origin29 July 2015 You might know it as a drink for hipsters or as an ancient brew drunk for centuries in Eurasia, but the culture that ferments sugary tea into Kombucha is going around the world. Bolted to the outside of the International Space Station are the same bac...
Space fever13 May 2015
Space fever13 May 2015 It started with a simple question that ended with a surprising answer and new technology that is being used in cutting-edge heart surgery and could save millions of euros in hospital bills.
European space agencies inaugurate altered-gravity aircraft08 May 2015 ESA, France’s space agency CNES and the German aerospace centre DLR inaugurated the Airbus A310 ZERO-G refitted for altered gravity by running 12 scientific experiments this week.
The next generation of Space Station experiments20 March 2015
The next generation of Space Station experiments20 March 2015 From how astronauts perceive time to whether parts of their brains shrink in space, the next round of experiments to be performed on the International Space Station has been chosen from more than 200 proposals.
Testing astronauts’ lungs in Space Station airlock 09 March 2015
Testing astronauts’ lungs in Space Station airlock 09 March 2015 Air was pumped out of the International Space Station’s air lock for the first time in the name of science last week. Inside the cylindrical Quest airlock, ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti and NASA’s Terry Virts monitored their breathing for resea...