Waterloo science aboard the International Space Station
Researcher in Applied Health Sciences is leading a new experiment aboard the International Space Station
Researcher in Applied Health Sciences is leading a new experiment aboard the International Space StationBy Christine Bezruki Applied Health Sciences
During a six-month space mission, an astronaut’s cardiovascular system can age by up to 10 or 20 years. Professor Richard Hughson is working with astronauts aboard the International Space Station to better understand why.
In a follow up study to his work with retired Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, Hughson and head technician Danielle Greaves will use remote guidance ultrasound to have the astronauts track changes in their heart and blood vessels while in space, then monitor their recovery upon returning home. The findings will help identify important indicators for chronic disease and assist with the development of early interventions for people on Earth.
European Space Agency astronaut Tim Peake describes the next stage of this research in a new video from the International Space Station, recently released by the Canadian Space Agency.