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NASA's landmark

Study Finds Spaceflight Affects Gut Bacteria

Research from NASA’s landmark Twins Study found that extended spaceflight affects the human gut microbiome. During his yearlong stay on the International Space Station (ISS); astronaut Scott Kelly experienced a shift in the ratio of two major categories of bacteria in his gut microbiome. The diversity of bacteria in his microbiome, however, did not change…

Space medicine

Keynote Speaker: First Woman Of Color In Space Named

Space medicine is the practice of medicine on astronauts in outer space whereas astronautical hygiene is the application of science and technology to the prevention or control of exposure to the hazards that may cause astronaut ill health. Both these sciences work together to ensure that astronauts work in a safe environment. The main objective is to discover how well and for how…

International Space Station

International Space Station Is Teeming With Bacteria And fungi

The International Space Station is teeming with bacteria and fungi that can cause diseases; a new study found. They also form biofilms that can promote antibiotic resistance and even stop spacecraft parts from working correctly, scientists warn. The findings are important to protect the health of astronauts; the safety of crafts on future manned long…

Space laboratory

Space: Mobile Laboratory Ready For Medical Emergencies

A laboratory that enables first responders to combat biological hazards and infectious diseases; rapidly and safely has demonstrated its strengths during a simulated biological; incident conducted in Belgium. The Biological Light Fieldable Laboratory for Emergencies (B-LiFE) is to provide rapid identification of pathogens; to do so safely. B-LiFE teams successfully used the system to identify…

Mission to Mars

There Are No Pharmacies In Space

Research continues on an eventual 140-million-mile mission to Mars; developing the latest transportation as well as habitats necessary for the red planet. Alina Alexeenko, a professor of aeronautics and astronautics, is founding co-director of the Advanced Lyophilization Technology Hub and is researching the process, also called freeze-drying; its possible uses in space and pharmaceuticals.  But…

Food For Space

Lyophilization Can Help Create Food For Space Travel

Research continues on an eventual 140-million-mile mission to Mars; developing the latest transportation as well as habitats necessary for the red planet. But embarking on such a mission and safely living both during and afterward are differing ideas. The latter is the research focus of Alina Alexeenko. The researcher know how to get to space;…

Astronauts

Aerospace Patients: Lessons In Patience

Aside from astronauts, seven private space tourists have traveled to the International Space Station for 10-day trips. How space travelers’ health fared is the subject of a New England Journal of Medicine report, which details what physicians and researchers have learned since the first human spaceflight by Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin in 1961. The growing interest…

Aerospace Medicine Students

Wounded Warrior To WP Aerospace Medicine Students

Dr. Russell Turner, director of the Aerospace Medicine Primary course at the United States Air Force School of Aerospace; Medicine at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base; invited Gilyeat to speak to the AMP students March 4 during a Wounded Warrior lecture. Turner was also commander of the Air Force Theater Hospital at Balad when Gilyeat received treatment…

NASA

Sleep For 60 Days And NASA Will Pay?

If you have ever dreamt of working with NASA in your life then here is a golden chance for you to grab an opportunity that requires you to do what almost everybody loves to sleep! Regardless of what career you might in; this paid volunteer activity with NASA is all that you would want to be…

Women in airspace

Delivering Middle East's Aviation Aspirations

Women in airspace have transitioned from being employed as flight attendants to premier cockpit controllers. Today, a fifth of students enrolling for a commercial flying license in India, the world’s second-most populous country, are women, which is way higher than other countries. Compared with other countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region,…

Space Technology

Space Technology: Help Patients Walk Around Their Neighborhood

The countdown and final checklist review happen every morning for Stephen Scott. They gets up in the early morning hours to make his coffee. He turns on the TV. He channels his inner-astronaut and puts on his space pants one leg at a time. Attaches the portable water pump to the space pants. He flips…

Space exploration

Space Exploration Connected To Quality Of Life On Earth

Space exploration has always been concomitant with the goal of enhancing the quality of life on Earth; facilitating human development. It is obvious that today any progress in space exploration or achievement of ambitious goals; is hardly possible without international cooperation from both financial and technological point of view. Therefore, only by consolidating our efforts;…