(English) Blue Dot science part three – medicine and biology

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Amerikanisches Englisch verfügbar.


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  • Lois Joseph sagt:

    Fascinating read, Alex. I’ve been following you, Reid, and Makc on Twitter (pseudonym „DeepDish_“<–from a witty joke on Craig @craigyferg Ferguson's show) and find the work on ISS entirely engaging and intellectually stimulating.

    I've joked to myself, that while the beautiful pictures posted from orbit totally wow us, I find myself wanting to "look under the hood, and kick tires" so to speak. (Reid might explain the expression since it derives from American colloquialism, but you probably get it with your demonstrated fluency in communicating with us.) In that respect, your blog has been timely and clarifying in satisfying that curiosity, from how does ISS protect you from radiation when you go flying through those mesmerizing auroras to what/how you eat.

    I've quizzed Reid and NASA from early on about the circadian rhythms, and exercising in weightlessness. While my career track took me along business and financial services, I've maintained an ongoing interest in all things related to human development and functioning, in Earth and whatever unique environment we might find ourselves in. I even have a graduate degree in Psychology which always makes for a segue in professional interactions. With a multidisciplinary focus, my interest and passion for NASA/ESA's work has flourished since actively following this summer. I can actually answer that industry focus question when asked. lol

    I'll try to keep this fan intro brief, and stay in touch with questions as I continue to follow your work. Nice work on the film teaser for the #MyAmbition. It is the focus of my meditation and yoga practice, and probably what keeps me alive through the adventures life puts me through. Egads, let me stop talking.

    Enjoy the remainder of the trip and have a safe return. I'll be glued to NASAtv until your safe landing, and Monday Q&A.


  • Amanda sagt:

    Very interesting blog and I had no idea how the human body deals with its normal functions in space. Water scarcity or water management is a great and huge project for many nations and of course throughout history our life line for human civilisation depends on it. I have studied the historical data of environmental impact on the waterways in Australia and China and the needs for knowing the environmental history of what has changed is very important as we learn how human interference has changed the diversity of many ecosystems. This has also ranged from a more recent population demand to over hundreds of years. Convincing governments to balance a struggling ecosystem in our waterways with the demands of agriculture and the economy is an uphill battle that continues constantly for many nations. Luckily we have scientists to collect and collate the data to keep informing the public of the changes being made. In the end, the public are the voice to convince governments to make changes and the information needs to be given to all so an understanding is made. Fantastic blog and thanks for the chance to stop and have thoughts about your topics.

  • Dear Alex, you and your colleagues have raised the bar for the rest of us. You have taught us to increase our expenditure of hard work, persevere and be adaptable in all situations, and to achieve, with enthusiasm, the goals we set for ourselves. Thank you.

    With bes regards,


  • Glenn Swank sagt:

    I have so enjoyed your activities aboard the ISS. I hope you continue with blogs after returning home. I hope your dissertation is available online. Having years of research myself in biochemistry, I am very interested. Best wishes!

  • Alexia Tasoula sagt:

    Dear Alexander,

    I feel grateful to you and the whole astronaut group for sharing your experience,and your work at the ISS with so much passion and eager. We, the younger generation are truly inspired and highly motivated to chase our dreams and achieve our goals for the future. I think we have some of the greatest role models in order to learn and evolve as scientists and human beings. Thank you for boosting the skills and enhancing the ideas. I am looking forward to meet you someday in the near future.

    from Greece!

    Alexia Tasoula

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