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Wissenschaftliche Experimente an Bord der ISS

An Bord der Internationalen Raumstation lebt eine kunterbunt zusammengewürfelte Wohngemeinschaft mit Bewohnern aus unter anderem den USA, Russland, Frankreich, Italien und manchmal sogar Deutschland. Ein bisschen wie eine große Erasmus-Sause über der Weltkugel unter außereuropäischer Schirmherrschaft, könnte man meinen. Die Astronautinnen und Astronauten sind dabei aber tatsächlich nicht ausschließlich zum reinen Vergnügen da oben, sondern […]

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Crew Begins 2018 Studying How Living in Space Affects Humans

„The Expedition 54 crew is starting the New Year studying how humans adapt to living in space for months and years at a time. NASA and its international partners are also learning how to support crews on longer missions with less help from the ground. The astronauts and cosmonauts on the International Space Station orbit […]

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Bacteria on Space Station

Living bacteria have been found on the outside of the International Space Station, a Russian cosmonaut told the state news agency TASS. Anton Shkaplerov, who will lead Russia’s ISS crew in December, said that previous cosmonauts swabbed the station’s Russian segment during spacewalks and sent the samples back to Earth. The samples came from places […]

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International Space Station as Mars Mission Simulator

Why Not Use the Space Station as a Mars Mission Simulator? by Elisabeth Howell | „You’ve read about those long-duration simulations, where adventurers inside sealed habitats pretend to be on a voyage to Mars? A group of Italian researchers wants to turn the realism up a notch. They propose using part of the International Space Station […]

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Nasa: Gene Expression Fireworks

„NASA’s Twins Study preliminary results have revealed that space travel causes an increase in methylation, the process of turning genes on and off, and additional knowledge in how that process works. “Some of the most exciting things that we’ve seen from looking at gene expression in space is that we really see an explosion, like […]

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