HOUSTON (NASA PR) – The 2022 edition of the International Space Station Benefits for Humanity publication is now Available. This updated edition is packed with the many benefits of the Microgravity Laboratory highlighting groundbreaking discoveries that help society, tested technologies for future space exploration, new scientific discoveries, and contributions to the growth of the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) economy.
For more than two decades, International Space Station To an advanced microgravity laboratory for human space science and operations. The space station provides researchers around the world with the opportunity to take advantage of the unique environmental conditions of low Earth orbit, supporting hundreds of experiments in every major scientific field at any time. With over 20 years of research and 3300 experiences On board the station, discoveries and developments are taking shape now more than ever. The station’s capacity has helped boost research into the growing commercial space economy allowing new players to enter the space market and launch a thriving business back on Earth.
“This edition focuses on new areas of scientific study that have resulted from the last two decades of International Space Station research, future technologies for moon and Mars exploration, life-saving discoveries, and the businesses and economic benefits that this research has enabled.” said Dr. Kurt Costello, chief space station scientist at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.
Some of the features in this version include how:
- Advances in X-ray technologies developed to create NICER, a space station telescope, are helping to unravel the mysteries of our universe while Improving medical devices on the earth.
- Drugs, cancer treatment strategies, and artificial blood have been developed protein crystal growth Studies conducted on board the station improve human and animal health.
- The data was from NASA’s ECOSTRESS payload working in efforts To reduce heat absorbed by city roofs, reduce fire hazards, and help farmers irrigate their fields efficiently.
- Station inspires the next generation of scientists by making it available chances To conduct purposeful studies on topics such as DNA sequencing, robotics and satellites in orbit.
- The Orbital Laboratory is developing a field manufacturing in spaceFrom 3D-printed human tissues to optical fibers for communication.
In addition to the print publication, this year’s edition includes videos, podcasts, and digital features that delve into some of the release’s stories.
ISS Benefits for Humanity 2022 is the product of the International Space Station Program (PSF) Science Forum, which includes the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Canadian Space Agency (CSA), European Space Agency (European Space Agency), Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), State Space Corporation Roscosmos (ROSCOSMOS), and Italian space agency (ASI). Although each ISS partner has individual research goals, together the partnership advances to advance humanity through inquiry and scientific research.
“The research conducted on the International Space Station advances scientific understanding of our planet, improves human health, advances cutting-edge technologies, and inspires and educates the leaders of tomorrow through its successful international partnerships; it is a truly exciting mission and part of a legacy that will continue to be felt for decades to come,” Costello said.