Biomedical Projects Branch

    The Biomedical Projects Branch of the Biomedical Research and Environmental Sciences Division coordinates all directed strategic research projects that support the Human Research Program (HRP) a major part of Advanced Capabilities development within Exploration Systems Mission Directorate. The HRP is instrumental in carrying out the Vision for Space Exploration, by developing and delivering research results, countermeasures and human systems technologies for space exploration on missions to the Moon, Mars, and beyond.

    Projects Branch personnel implement an integrated, structured approach to understanding, projecting, and mitigating health risks for exploration, through various means including the correlation of test results with both flight data and ground studies. This correlation is used to determine the effectiveness of countermeasures by comparing operational use data to research activities data.