NASA’s GeneLab Project is recruiting investigators, bioinformaticians, graduate students, and postdocs to participate in Analysis Working Groups (AWGs) to investigate omics data from experiments conducted on International Space Station, Space Shuttle, and ground-based research with relevance to spaceflight. A kick-off meeting for the AWG will be held January 25, 2018 in Galveston, TX, and virtually.
Would you like to conduct an experiment using specimens from spaceflight? The NASA Biospecimen Sharing Program allows researchers to request archived specimens from past spaceflight and ground experiments for their own research investigations.
Information about the experiments conducted to collect these specimens and the samples available for biospecimen sharing can be found at the NASA Life Sciences Data Archive (LSDA). The LSDA contains information, data, and experimental results from spaceflight and ground experiments involving humans, plants, animals, cells, and microbes dating back to the 1961 Mercury Project. Also, it provides the link to the data base listing all of the available specimens and the site for submitting requests, including the sample request instructions. .
To explore the LSDA: https://lsda.jsc.nasa.gov/
To browse available specimens: https://lsda.jsc.nasa.gov/Biospecimen
For more information about requesting specimens: https://lsda.jsc.nasa.gov/Request/dataRequestFAQ
The space station, including its large solar arrays, spans the area of a U.S. football field, including the end zones, and weighs 924,739 pounds. The complex now has more livable room than a conventional six-bedroom house, and has two bathrooms, a gymnasium and a 360-degree bay window.