Space is playing an increasing role in supporting various aspects of Health. An overview on recent, current, and planned projects supported by ESA can be found under the different domains of health described below.
Space for Health
Wellness Research being carried out in conjunction with preparing our astronauts to survive the conditions of spaceflight is also contributing towards terrestrial applications towards wellness of humans terrestrially.
Medicine Medicine is the branch of health science and the sector of public life concerned with maintaining or restoring human health through the study, diagnosis and treatment of disease and injury.
Environmental Health Environmental factors can affect human health in important ways, both positive and negative. Positive environmental factors sustain health, and promoting them is preventive medicine.
Public Health Although not widely known, ESA supports the public health of the citizens of Europe using its broad selection of assets at its disposal. A glimpse into the domains of public health and the diverse projects supported by the Agency is provided below.
Last update: 11 April 2017