Coalition for Space Exploration Salutes American Heart Month
Promotes link between space technology and cardiovascular disease
NASA’s exploration agenda has spurred many benefits, from offering newfound surgical skills to enhancing treatment prospects. For example, pacemakers used to treat cardiac patients were derived from the required miniaturization of electronics and the telemetry systems that were first used to monitor astronauts and spacecraft. Additionally, the late Dr.
Another case in point is the work of the NASA-funded National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) of
An ultimate goal of this investigation is to develop an exercise treatment for astronauts to use on long missions, geared to thwart cardiovascular de-conditioning, muscle atrophy and bone demineralization, which lead to health problems in space. Here on Earth, this research could be used to treat patients experiencing heart disease and other illnesses.
NASA’s reach outward to the Moon, Mars and beyond provides a spillover of down-to-Earth medical and health payback benefits. Building upon over 50 years of research, a vibrant space program can continue to foster ground-breaking biotechnology and biomedical innovations and discoveries for the global common good.
American Heart Month deserves recognition for the health and well-being of all of us here on Earth.”
Coalition for Space Exploration Board Member
About the Coalition for Space Exploration:
The Coalition for Space Exploration is a collaboration of space industry businesses and advocacy groups whose mission is to educate and inform the public on the value and benefits of space exploration and to help ensure
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