Biology research in space

NASA’s various research activities and experiments in space include the study of biological organisms. This is an example of a rodent based study being conducted on the International Space Station (ISS) and designed to examine biology of rats in the space environment. Learnings from this type of biological study could help make changes needed to improve human space travel and stays. Such scientific research can also help greatly improve human health, here on Earth. This study was being done at NASA’s Ames Research Center, with Dr. Ruth Globus (Ph.D.) as the project scientist.