The surprising lightness of the brain 04 May 2018
The surprising lightness of the brain 04 May 2018 The brain is a sensory sponge. It absorbs information from the environment to help you orientate yourself at every turn and perform at your best. After adding small doses of weightlessness, scientists are collecting surprising data about the structure...
University students complete ESA’s Human Space Physiology Training Course 201803 April 2018 What is it really like to live in space? What happens to the body in microgravity? How do astronauts adapt to the extreme conditions of space travel? These questions, and more, were investigated by students participating in the Human Space Physiology...
Waterbeds simulate weightlessness to help Skinsuits combat back pain in space21 February 2018 Astronauts tend to become taller in weightlessness – causing back pain and making it difficult to fit into spacesuits. Astronauts may be more likely to suffer from ‘slipped discs’ after landing.
Ensuring fresh air for all 20 February 2018
Ensuring fresh air for all 20 February 2018 A start-up company from an ESA business incubator is offering affordable air-quality monitors for homes, schools and businesses using technology it developed for the International Space Station.
Jumping around for good health25 January 2018
Jumping around for good health25 January 2018 Simple yet efficient: intensive jumping might be a panacea for strong bones, muscles and hearts. A European study has confirmed the benefits of making giant leaps not only for astronauts, but also for elderly and sedentary people.
Planting oxygen15 December 2017
Planting oxygen15 December 2017 When resources are limited, you have to work with what you have – especially in the harsh environment of space. Though the International Space Station is regularly restocked by cargo vessels, like today’s Dragon, self-sufficient spaceflight in the fut...