Professor Contractor Noshir knows how to help you get along better with your coworkers. He studies the interpersonal dynamics of crews in extreme environments, like a 3 year mission to Mars!
Space is a hostile place. It has numerous stressors which make it seem impossible for Earth-like life to thrive there. Some of these stresses include harmful ultraviolet radiation, anaerobic conditions (environment devoid of oxygen), high temperature, and varying pressure. Extremophiles are organisms that live in…
An intra-vehicular space suit and a storm shelter will help protect astronauts from radiation during a trip to Mars. Infusing the suit material with graphene fibers improves shielding.
Is going to space safe for human health? Two astronauts, who were twins, volunteered for a research study to look at how the body changes when it goes into space. #Twins, #NASA, #NSBRI, #Spaceflight, #HumanSpaceflightProgram
Another study testing the limits of life in space, this time on the moon! #moon #lifeinspace #humanspaceflight #NASA #cyanobacteria #astrobiology
This article explores incentives for projects spanning millennia, and determines which of those incentives would provide the most successful approach.
Space flight is known to cause blurry vision in astronauts. Swelling of the brain tissue may be the reason, according to a study using MRIs.
How do we find the effects of extreme #space radiation on human health? Answer lies with yeast in your bread! @NASA scientists are launching #BioSentinel later this year. #Astrobiology By @strayologist
Dried plums outperformed some medications in a bone health study (in mice) at NASA Ames.
NASA will generate invaluable data on yeast’s response to deep space radiation by launching the BioSentinel satellite in 2021. Here’s how they’ll do it. It’s an exciting time to be interested in space. We’re in an era of scientific discovery that spans into deep space, which is past the Earth’s…