New bedrest adventure adds artificial gravity02 February 2016
New bedrest adventure adds artificial gravity02 February 2016 The human body is made for living on Earth – take away the constant pull of gravity and muscles and bones begin to waste away. Living in space is hard on astronauts and ways must be found to keep them fit and safe.
Long-distance ultrasound: made for astronauts, now reaching hospitals12 February 2016 Patients in regional French hospitals are now being examined remotely using long-distance ultrasound technology that was originally developed for astronauts in space.
Skin and muscle26 June 2015
Skin and muscle26 June 2015 Astronauts have been known to grow by up to 7 cm as their spines lengthen in weightlessness. As a result, many suffer from backache during their missions. ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen will be the first to evaluate in space a new suit designed to com...
Space aids Ebola patients29 April 2015
Space aids Ebola patients29 April 2015 New antiviral drugs to treat Ebola patients in West Africa have been tested with the help of a transportable diagnostics laboratory developed with ESA’s support.
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...