Category Archives: Astronauts

Thomas Reiter in closing address

Thomas Reiter giving closing remarks at the #ISSBerlin symposium. twitter.com/biochck/status… — Tracy Parr Thumm (@biochck) May 4, 2012

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Roundtable: Life sciences in space and health on Earth

Chair: Rupert Gerzer, Head of DLR Institute of Aerospace Medicine, Cologne, Germany Chiaki Mukai, JAXA Astronaut, Vice Director for the Human Space System and Utilization Mission Directorate Michael Barratt, Physician Astronaut and Manager NASA Human Research Programme Peter Suedfeld, Dean Emeritus of Graduate … Continue reading

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Video message from ESA astronaut André Kuipers

André Kuipers explains his research activities on the International Space Station in a recorded greeting for participants of the ISS Symposium 2012 in Berlin, 2-4 May 2012. [youtube 0SliUfcKXh8]

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Recorded message from ESA astronaut André Kuipers on ISS

Editor’s note:These brief extracts are paraphrased from live webcast and may not be fully correct. André recorded a message yesterday for the symposium: He is working on over 50 experiments at the moment. Highlight is the PK-3 plasma experiment that … Continue reading

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First speaker day 2: Thomas Reiter

Editor’s note:These brief extracts are paraphrased from live webcast and may not be fully correct. Former astronaut Thomas Reiter is currently ESA’s Director of Human Spaceflight and Operations. Download the presentation slides: Thomas Reiter: “A world without gravity”. A world … Continue reading

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Ageing in space

Editors note: Benefits of the ISS for human health keep rolling in. This article is based on a recent publication in the FaseB journal  New results from research conducted on the International Space Station are offering clues to why astronauts’ … Continue reading

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