Friday 25 August 2023

Biomedical and Physics research on the International Space Station

The biomedical and physics research that is being conducted on the International Space Station (ISS) as cargo and crew missions near launch. The Expedition 69 crew pointed its research program toward cancer therapies, vein scans, and space manufacturing on Thursday. The weightless environment can reveal new phenomena offering unique insights impossible to discover in laboratories on Earth. 

Flight Engineers Frank Rubio of NASA and Sultan Alneyadi of UAE (United Arab Emirates), working out of the Microgravity Science Glovebox, serviced stem cell samples to learn how to increase their production in space. Scientists will use the research data to understand the potential of these space-grown stem cells for developing improved blood disease and cancer treatments.

Further, the ISS will see a Roscosmos cargo craft and a SpaceX crew spacecraft arrive next week.

Source: NASA