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Spaceflight

Effects Of Spaceflight On Heart Cell

During space travel, exposure to microgravity may have a profound influence on the physiological function of mammalian cells. In this study, they took the opportunity of the Tianzhou-1 (TZ-1); mission to investigate how spaceflight may affect cardiac differentiation of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). A bioreactor was engineered to perform cell culturing and the time-lapse…

Astronaut

ISRO With Indian Air Force To Select And Train 10 Astronauts

An astronaut or cosmonaut is a person train by a human spaceflight program to command, pilot; or serve as a crew member of a spacecraft. Although generally reserved for professional space travelers; the terms sometimes apply to anyone who travels into space, including scientists, politicians, journalists; tourists. Until 2002, astronauts sponsored and trained exclusively by governments, either by…

Isro

IAF Task To Train 10 Astronauts For Gaganyaan

Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) has finally tasked the Indian Air Force for selection; training of 10 crew members for the country’s first human spaceflight programme or Gaganyaan. Talking to TOI, Isro chairman K Sivan said, “They have fixed all criteria and requirements for crew selection and training and submitted the same to the IAF.…

Space Race

A Personal View: The Never-Ending Space Race

Always pointing to the sky when a plane would pass overhead; they would teach the difference between the different kinds of engineered birds flying above us; ferrying their passengers from one point in the world to another. While Their is no astronaut; but rather a pediatrician with expertise in infectious diseases, he used to regale…

Human spaceflight

Algal Photobioreactors Used To Control A Spacecraft Environment.

Deep space missions are the future of human spaceflight. Missions supporting the initiative will be further from Earth than ever before and will need to rely on Earth-independent technologies. NASA has put forth a Technology Roadmap; identifying areas requiring technological advancements to support these missions (NASA, 2015). Most relevant to this paper are areas focusing…

Mars

Dave Williams A Doctor To Research Medicine On Mars

The Canadian Space Agency says it wants to hire ex-astronaut Dave Williams to help figure out how to get humans to Mars and back in one piece. But if you’re also a medical doctor who is been to space and you think you can do a better job; please let the agency know. Williams is…

Astronauts

Open Up About Depression And Isolation In Space

Astronauts must cope with a stressful and dangerous environment in space, away from family and friends; by working together, said two astronauts at the opening of a new exhibit on space health. “The problem you develop here is that everything is a little bit the same every day. It can depress sometimes if you are…

Astronauts

Astronauts Use Smart Shirt And Ultrasounds To Monitor Health

Fans of “Star Trek” know of the iconic tricorder that could take the measure of just about any vital sign for the spacefarers. Although astronauts on the International Space Station do not have access to this futuristic technology (yet); they are testing out devices like a shirt that measures heartbeat; temperature and blood pressure, according…

ISRO

AFMS To Collaborate With ISRO To Develop Aerospace Medicine

Lieutenant General Bipin Puri, the Director General of Armed Forces Medical Services and chairman of the International Committee of Military Medicine (IMCC) announced that the Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) is planning to collaborate with the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) to develop an aerospace medicine soon. He was speaking at the inauguration of a…

Astronauts

Astronauts Expose To High Levels Of Ionizing Radiation

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) aims to launch a manned mission to Mars during the 2030s—a mission that will help advance our society socially, politically, and technologically. To stay within this range of acceptable risk; NASA must ensure that astronauts will expose to the lowest doses of radiation possible; by taking precautions such as meticulously…

Aerospace Medicine

Aerospace Medicine Ties Up With ISRO

While the process of finalizing those who will be part of the mission is underway at the IAF; authorities at the Institute of Aerospace Medicine are gearing up for the challenge of providing life-support systems. The country’s ambitious first manned space flight, Gaganyaan, will see ISRO partnering with the Institute of Aerospace Medicine, a premier…

Space Radiaton

Space Radiaton: Activation And Damage In Vitro Lung Vascular Networks

Updated measurements of charged particle fluxes during the transit from Earth to Mars conducted with the Radiation Assessment Detector inside the Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft; as well as on-site measurements by Curiosity of Martian surface radiation fluxes; provided valuable knowledge for a better evaluation of potential health hazards associated with human space missions. Numerous Exciting…