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...
Cells in space 07 December 2017
Cells in space 07 December 2017 Laboratories on Earth hardly make the news, unless they come up with life-saving cures. So why would anyone care about a lab in space? The medicine you take on Earth begins with cell research, and the latest experiments on the International Space Stat...
Run your experiments in extreme cold isolation – or in bed01 December 2017
Run your experiments in extreme cold isolation – or in bed01 December 2017 Preparing for space means understanding human adaptation to extremes. How do we cope with life in the coldest, darkest and most remote places on Earth? How can we reduce the harmful effects of space on the human body?