Current Experiments on the Station

Space Medicine

Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield gives fellow astronauts the thumbs up during the first space walk (EVA-1) of the STS-100 mission. This digital picture was taken through the nadir window of the Destiny/U.S. Laboratory. (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

Space Radiation and their Risks (Radi-N2)

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

Taking the Shakes out of Experiments (MVIS)

(Photo: CSA)

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