Have you ever been afflicted with a case of food poisoning so awful it made you stop to wonder why no one's found a cure yet? The evolution of vaccine development is being streamlined with the help of the International Space Station.
A patient's location at the time of a medical crisis often determines their pain and suffering and even their chances of survival. Providing medical care in remote communities, such as the International Space Station crew, is particularly challenging.
Drinkable water is vital for human survival. Using technology developed for the space station, at-risk areas can now gain access to advanced water filtration and purification systems, making life-saving differences.
02.23.12 - Preserving bone health is of interest to astronauts. The environment of space can sap strength from their skeleton at an alarming rate.
Kalle, a 10-year-old boy, is already in favor of space technology. In the future, he could control his asthma with a small device also used by crew members on board the International Space Station.
The City of Venice, Italy, is known for its architecture, history, romance, and, of course, the canals that serve as major thoroughfares through the urban area.
On Mar. 11, 2011, the eastern coast of Japan was shaken by the magnitude 9.0 Tohoku earthquake -- one of the strongest earthquakes ever recorded. The crew of the space station responded to the crisis and acquired several useful images.
For many astronauts, the most memorable experience during space flight is seeing the fragile blue globe of Earth beneath the space station.
Can you imagine not having access to safe and clean drinking water? Space engineers who design the International Space Station systems share the same need as those concerned about the lives of people in remote areas of Earth.
Since the early 1970s, terrestrial global remote sensing has been the territory of the polar-orbiting, sun-synchronous satellite. That is changing with the addition of new remote sensing systems to the International Space Station.