June 7, 2011
James A. (Jim) Pawelczyk, payload specialist, runs a quick inventory of supplies in a stowage drawer Neurolab during a recent simulation at the Johnson Space Center (JSC). Neurolab is dedicated to the study of the human nervous system. One of the most important, and least understood, parts of the body, the nervous system is made up of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves and sensory organs. The nervous system faces major challenges adapting to space flight, as it must adjust to those changing conditions while continuing to control blood pressure, maintain balance, coordinate movements and regulate sleep.
Topics: Health Medical Pharma, Peripheral nervous system, Spinal cord, Nervous system, Nerve, Central nervous system, Johnson Space Center, payload specialist, simulation