Tissue engineering. Fluid dynamics. Combustion. Plasma. Hear why scientists are sending experiments into low earth orbit and what we learn from conducting research in the microgravity environment aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The most basic phenomena on Earth can change 250 miles above its surface. Even cells can grow differently in microgravity, potentially allowing researchers to figure out ways to bioengineer replacement body parts for Earth-dwellers. Research experiments aboard the ISS promise to advance future crewed space exploration, enhance our understanding of life on Earth and may one day help us treat ailments and preserve fragile ecosystems.
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