microgravity

Many Astronauts Never Recover all of their Bone Density after Returning to Earth

A new study shows that astronauts do not recover all of their bone strength when they return to Earth, meaning…

1 month 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 months ago

Magnetic Chamber can Simulate Microgravity (or Mars Gravity) Here on Earth

There are plenty of processes that might be easier in lower gravity.  So far, the biggest hindrance to developing those…

9 months ago

Every Challenge Astronauts Will Face on a Flight to Mars

A team of researchers from India conducted a study that considers all the hazards of sending crews to Mars (which…

2 years ago

Health Issues From Spaceflight Might Originate in the Mitochondria

An analysis of all the data we have on the effects of microgravity has indicated that the problem could have…

2 years ago

This is Foam, Made in Space

Say hello to Space Foam. The ESA has a science lab on the International Space Station called Columbus. Inside that…

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…

4 years ago

7% of Scott Kelly’s Genes Changed After a Year in Space

The NASA Twin Study, which assessed how spending a year aboard the ISS affected Scott Kelly's health (compared to his…

4 years ago

Special Skinsuits Could Help Astronauts Avoid Back Pain When Their Spines Expand In Space

The microgravity in space makes astronauts' spines to elongate, causing back pain. A new SkinSuit being developed by the European…

4 years ago

What is the International Space Station?

In orbit of Earth, at an altitude of between 330 and 435 km (205 and 270 mi), is the International…

6 years ago