astronaut health

Electrodes in Spacesuits Could Protect Astronauts from Harmful Dust on Mars

To quote NASA associate administrator Jim Reuter, sending crewed missions to Mars by 2040 is an "audacious goal." The challenges…

2 months ago

Can We Survive in Space? It Might Depend on How Our Gut Microbiome Adapts

For over a century, people have dreamed of the day when humanity (as a species) would venture into space. In…

2 months ago

What Can Be Done to Help Astronaut Vision in Space?

A new study by a team of Australian researchers has led to a non-invasive way to test astronauts for changes…

1 year ago

Study Shows How Cells Could Help Artemis Astronauts Exercise

New research aims to ensure astronauts' health by mimicking the human body's response to exercise.

1 year ago

The International Space Station Gets a Clean Bill of Health. Despite a Few Opportunistic Microbes, the Station is “Safe” for Astronauts

In a recent study published in Microbiome, a team of researchers led by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory conducted a five-year…

1 year ago

Want to Stay Healthy in Space? Then you Want Artificial Gravity

A new study involving fruit flies aboard the ISS demonstrates the importance of artificial gravity for missions to deep-space.

2 years ago

Using Virtual/Augmented Reality and Holoportation to Help Improve Mental Health for Future Mars Astronauts

We recently explored how the Apple TV+ series, For All Mankind, gives us a harsh reality check about the harshness…

2 years ago

Astronauts Going to Mars Will Receive Many Lifetimes Worth of Radiation

In a recent study published in Space Physics, an international team of researchers discuss an in-depth study examining the long-term…

2 years ago

Fire Acts Strangely in Microgravity. Astronauts Have Lit More Than 1,500 Fires on the Space Station to Figure Out Why

Ever since childhood, we were all told to never play with fire. Despite it being relevant to our everyday lives,…

2 years ago

To Avoid Vision Problems in Space, Astronauts Will Need Some Kind of Artificial Gravity

A new study by an international team of researchers has indicated the need for artificial gravity to mitigate the effects…

6 years ago