Current Experiments on the Station

At Home in Space: Making the International Space Station feel like home

Credit: NASA

The crew aboard the International Space Station (ISS) spends about six months away from family, friends and familiar surroundings. How do astronauts—and other people who work in extreme or isolated environments—cope with being far from home?

See At Home in Space section.

TBone: How does space affect the strength of our bones?

Credits: Canadian Space Agency, NASA, ESA

TBone uses new 3D imaging technology to study changes in bone mass, structure and density in high resolution.

See TBone section.

MARROW: Bone marrow and its cells in microgravity

Credits: Canadian Space Agency, NASA, University of Ottawa

MARROW studies the mechanisms behind the effects of immobility and improve the rehabilitation of bedridden patients, those with reduced mobility, and seniors.

See MARROW section.

Space Radiation and their Risks (Radi-N2)

Credit: Canadian Space Agency

Natural radiation can pose a serious health risk for astronauts on long-duration space missions like those on the International Space Station.

See Radi-N2 section.

Vascular Echo: Another step toward cardiovascular health

Credit: Dr. Richard Hughson

Vascular Echo examines the mechanisms that underpin accelerated arterial stiffening in astronauts in order to devise countermeasures to slow vascular aging and will likely help improve health and quality of life here on Earth.

See Vascular Echo section.

Space Medicine

Credit: NASA

Space medicine combines many medical specialties to examine the effects of spaceflight on humans and prevent problems associated with living in the unique, isolated, and extreme environment of space.

See Space Medicine section.

Taking the Shakes out of Experiments (MVIS)

Credit: Canadian Space Agency

MVIS will help protect the European Space Agency's Fluid Science Laboratory from the daily shakes and trembles on board the Space Station.

See MVIS section.