Expedition 60 Flight Engineer Andrew Morgan of NASA conducts research for the Microgravity Crystals investigation that crystallizes a membrane protein that is integral to tumor growth and cancer survival.
Counteracting Bone and Muscle Loss in Microgravity
In microgravity, without the continuous load of Earth’s gravity, the tissues that make up bones reshape themselves. Bone cells readjust…
A view of NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor inserting the Microg-Rx CubeLab into the TangoLab facility.
Cardiovascular Health in Microgravity
Humans “heart” Earth. The cardiovascular system that includes both the heart and blood vessels has evolved to operate in Earth’s gravity while standing, sitting or lying down. Daily physical activity while working or exercising against gravity keeps everything flowing smoothly.
Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques performs an ultrasound for Vascular Echo, one of three Canadian experiments in the Vascular series, which study the effects of weightlessness on astronauts’ blood vessels and hearts aboard the International Space Station.
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