An original research article led by GeneLab scientists, titled “Global Transcriptomic Analysis Suggests Carbon Dioxide as an Environmental Stressor in Spaceflight: A Systems Biology GeneLab Case Study” was published in the March 2018 issue of Scientific Reports, part of the Nature publishing group. This landmark paper represents the first scientific publication wholly derived from publically available GeneLab data, illustrating the process of generating new hypotheses and informing future experimental research by repurposing multiple space-flown datasets... Read more
All organisms sent into space may experience harmful effects from the various types of radiation present in space environments. Understanding these effects will be accomplished not only by conducting investigations specifically designed to study radiation, but by analyzing data from all experiments conducted in space, using contemporaneous radiation dosimetry measurements... Read more
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 database 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.