Representatives of the non-profit organization dedicated to research in the field of American units of the International Space Station (ISS), stated that they would welcome proposals for specific projects, the implementation of which is scheduled for June of this year.
Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) NASA was founded back in 2011 in order to manage the development of the U.S. National Laboratory, located on the space station, and maximize the full use of all available resources, while the operational launch of NASA’s orbiting laboratory staff intend to carry out only in 2020 .
Already in June, CASIS will receive applications for research projects that will be carried out on the space station. This work will focus primarily on the study of osteoporosis, immune system responses in weightlessness on a variety of viruses, the crystallization of the protein, as well as the development of various vaccines in microgravity.
"The main advantage of the space station, is the fact that it is already in orbit, and has huge resources for research in microgravity environment," - said in a statement to reporters Alan Stern of the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colorado, on 28th National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Specific topics of the science of life have already been studied by researchers in the course of more than 135 experiments conducted by NASA in space over the past decade. Group The CASIS Biological Sciences Review led by Timothy Iitmenom, the interim director of all the research CASIS.
Aboard the International Space Station are usually always present six astronauts. The total amount of research carried out on board the station, due to the actual size of the team, and give the astronauts tend his time as scientific research, and service of the station being committed daily.
Original in (English language): Physorg.com