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NASA Selects Crew for Next Simulated Mars Mission
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Editor’s Note, Jan. 26, 2024: The crew roster for this HERA mission has been updated. NASA selected a crew of…

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Counteracting Bone and Muscle Loss in Microgravity
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In microgravity, without the continuous load of Earth’s gravity, the tissues that make up bones reshape themselves. Bone cells readjust…

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NASA Funds Eight Studies to Protect Astronaut Health on Long Missions 
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NASA is funding eight new studies aimed at better understanding how the human body reacts to spaceflight. These studies will…

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Astronaut’s Record-Setting Mission Helps NASA Plan Deep Space Journeys
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NASA astronaut Frank Rubio contributed to several human health studies while living in space for more than a year during…

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I Am Artemis: Macresia Alibaruho
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Growing up as a woman of color in Alabama, Macresia Alibaruho turned to figures like actress Nichelle Nichols from Star…

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NASA Harnesses US Navy Spinning Device to Simulate Spaceflight
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A monster of a machine is now allowing NASA scientists to study on Earth the disorientation that astronauts may encounter…

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Experiments to Unlock How Human Bodies React to Long Space Journeys
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Through Artemis, NASA astronauts are returning to the Moon in preparation for one day going to Mars. To better prepare astronauts…

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NASA Selects Final Crew for Campaign 6 of Simulated Trip to Mars Moon
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Editor’s Note, Jan. 26, 2023: The crew roster for Campaign 6 Mission 4 of the Human Exploration Research Analog, or HERA,…

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Handle With Care: HERA Crew Member Inspects Samples
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Inside the Human Exploration Research Analog, or HERA, crew member Patrick Ridgley analyzes rock samples in the habitat’s glovebox, which allows crew…

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NASA Scientists Join White House Cancer Initiative
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NASA scientists are working with doctors and researchers across the federal government to help cut the nation’s cancer death rate…

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Dinner Is Served: HERA Crew Member Prepares Freeze-Dried Veggies
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Measuring precise portions is key, as astronauts on future missions to Mars and beyond will be unable to phone home to…

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Houston, Do You Copy? HERA Crew Navigates Communication Delays
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Inside the airlock of NASA’s Human Exploration Research Analog, or HERA, crew members Dragos Michael Popescu and Pietro Di Tillio don…

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Human Research Program News Releases

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NASA’s Landmark Twins Study Reveals Resilience of Human Body in Space
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Results from NASA’s landmark Twins Study, which took place from 2015-2016, were published Thursday in Science. The integrated paper —…

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NASA Selects Five Projects for 2015 X-Hab Academic Innovation Challenge
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NASA and the National Space Grant Foundation have selected five universities to design systems, concepts and technologies to enhance capabilities…

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NASA Challenge Invites Students to Design Exploration Systems
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College and university students have an opportunity to help design systems for future space habitats and exploration systems through NASA’s…

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NASA Selects Seven Projects for 2014 X-Hab Innovation Challenge
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WASHINGTON — NASA and the National Space Grant Foundation have selected seven projects from six universities to participate in the…

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