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Scientists and Engineers in Space Biosciences examine how the unique environment of space affects living organisms. We engineer specialized ground and flight research facilities to study life in space and altered gravity environments. We develop advanced technologies to sustain life in space. We explore how bioengineered organisms can enable human spaceflight by providing essential resources such as food, clean air and water, and biofuels.

iss062e039026 (Feb. 21, 2020) --- NASA astronaut and Expedition 62 Flight Engineer Jessica Meir works with research hardware to support the OsteoOmics-02 bone investigation. The experiment is helping doctors to compare bone cells in space with samples on Earth that are levitated magnetically. Observations from the study could provide deeper insights into bone ailments on Earth, including osteoporosis.