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2014-04-15 12:21:23

HOUSTON, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- How does space travel affect your health? What does an astronaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS) have in common with a scientist that is wintering over in Antarctica? http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130611/DC29942LOGO These and many other questions were answered by current and former astronauts during a recent visit by nearly 200 students to the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) headquarters...

2013-04-30 10:51:57

NASA's Human Research Program (HRP) and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) of Houston will fund 23 proposals to help investigate questions about astronaut health and performance on future deep space exploration missions. The selected proposals are from 18 institutions in 14 states and will receive about $17 million during a one- to three-year period. HRP and NSBRI research provides knowledge and technologies to improve human health and performance during space...

Celebrations Begin Today With Start Of World Space Week
2012-10-04 11:54:56

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Today marks the beginning of World Space Week, a celebration of the contributions of space, science and technology. World Space Week was originally declared by the United Nations Generally Assembly resolution back in December 1999. The week runs from October 4 through October 10, coinciding with special historical space exploration dates. On October 4, 1957, the first human-made Earth satellite, Sputnik 1, was launched....

2012-05-22 12:51:16

NASA's Human Research Program (HRP) and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) of Houston will fund 29 proposals to help investigate questions about astronaut health and performance on future deep space exploration missions. The selected proposals are from 25 institutions in 11 states and will receive a total of about $26 million over a one- to three-year period. A major area of emphasis for both HRP and NSBRI has been the recently identified issue of visual impairment...

2012-03-24 08:21:13

NASA's Johnson Space Center has awarded a five-year, $120 million extension of its cooperative agreement with the National Space Biomedical Research Institute, or NSBRI, of Houston. Under the extension, the institute and NASA's Human Research Program will continue biomedical research in support of a long-term human presence in space. The period of performance for this five-year option begins Oct. 1. It will extend the cooperative agreement through Sept. 30, 2017. This option increases the...

2012-03-24 04:44:19

In recognition of her ongoing support of the nation's human spaceflight program, U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison is the 2012 recipient of the National Space Biomedical Research Institute's (NSBRI) Pioneer Award. The senior senator from Texas was honored today during the official opening of a new 16,400-square-foot Consolidated Research Facility that NSBRI shares with the Baylor College of Medicine's Center for Space Medicine (CSM). The Facility includes office space, four laboratories,...

Image 1 - Astronaut Vision Changes Offer Opportunity For Research
2012-02-11 04:10:26

Astronauts on the International Space Station are not allowing vision issues to keep them from completing their important tasks on the orbiting laboratory. In fact, they are taking advantage of the opportunity to study why weightlessness alters vision. Even after 50 years of human spaceflight, scientists still are making new discoveries about human health in microgravity. New research points to a permanent vision risk for astronauts living without gravity. A large part of the International...


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2011-01-04 21:57:27

Leroy Chiao is an American engineer, former NASA astronaut, entrepreneur, motivational speaker and engineering consultant. He was born on August 28, 1960 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was raised in Danville, California and graduated from Monte Vista High School in 1978. Chiao then went on to attend the University of California, Berkeley, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering in 1983. He then went on to the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he earned...

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