Research Proposal Selected

An Exploration Systems Mission Directorate to support crew health and performance in space exploration proposal was successfully selected as a step 1 proposal under the leadership of Orlando Santos and Fathi Karouia from the Exobiology Branch to assess what changes are occurring within the astronaut’s microbial communities during long duration spaceflight that may induce health issues. The research proposal seeks to understand how space environment in general and radiation in particular may influence changes into the different microbial communities and their potential virulence.”