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...
Saving time in space18 May 2017
Saving time in space18 May 2017 Working inside the International Space Station is sometimes like assembling complex furniture but with the tools and paper instructions continually floating out of reach. Astronauts also face situations unforeseen by the instructions. Communication de...
Monitoring the airways28 April 2017
Monitoring the airways28 April 2017 Astronauts in space are valuable sources of scientific data. Researchers collect blood and urine samples to understand what effects living in weightlessness has on their bodies. For one experiment, investigators are interested in their breath.
Science record set on Space Station24 April 2017
Science record set on Space Station24 April 2017 If anything should break in space, let it be records. The astronauts of Expedition 50 have done just that by setting a new record for most time spent on scientific research on the International Space Station.