Posted on 10 July 2018 by Alison
Latest highlights from the space lab
Over the past couple of weeks ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst began testing how microgravity affects tissue and muscle tone, whether weightlessness has an impact on the way people perceive time, and the volume of nitric oxide in...
Posted on 5 July 2018 by Alison
Testing the tone with Myotones
When you are floating around in a state of perpetual weightlessness, it is easy to lose muscle function and bone mass. However, an area we know much less about is the effect of microgravity on the Human...
Posted on 2 July 2018 by Alison
Moon gazing from space
ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst is looking to the future. He took this image of Earth's closest neighbour from the International Space Station recently, and it shines a spotlight on the next major focus for ESA and other...
Posted on 29 June 2018 by Alison
An experiment with a twist
Unbound by a traditional up or down, ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst is getting a handle on how microgravity affects our ability to grab and manipulate objects in space.
Posted on 22 June 2018 by Alison
Shining a spotlight on Space Station science
ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst recently tweeted that the first 10 days of the Horizons mission have been some of the busiest of his life. But what has been happening at the International Space Station and what might...