Space technology for Human
k. Dinesh kumar
Research on ISS
Trend and Future
Life on Space
The International Space Station (ISS) is a research
facility being assembled in space.
Its on-orbit assembly began in 1998.
The space station is in a low Earth Orbit
It can be seen from Earth with the naked eye.
A joint project among the space agencies of the United
States (NASA), Russian (RKA), Japan (JAXA), Canada
(CSA) and 11 European countries (ESA)
Life on Space
Life on Space…with Microbes
Wherever humans go microbes will surely follow, and
the Space Station is no exception - November 6, 2000
Microbes were the first inhabitants of the Space Station:
virus, bacteria, and fungi
Pose threat to the station crew, and attack materials
and hardware of the attack.
They were carried there on ISS hardware and by the
Test each crewmate for infection before launch
Microbes must also be kept from growing on
Have a healthy crew going up there.
Life on Space ..Research Work
Protein crystal studies
Life in low gravity
Flames, fluids and metal in space
The nature of space
Watching the Earth
Life on Sapce..Interesting Facts
The Space Station is the largest manned object with 43,000
cubic feet of living and working space.
70 separate major components and hundreds of minor ones, all
of which will be assembled for the first time in space.
Assembling the Space Station will require at least 45 launches
and over 1,705 hours of space walks.
Life on Space..Human Body
Humans need a little less sleep in space because our bodies
do very little work in a microgravity environment. It takes no
effort at all to raise an arm, hold your head up, or move a
The human body tends to lose muscle and bone mass rapidly
in space. To fight this loss, at least two hours of strenuous
exercise is built into every astronaut's daily schedule.
The Space Station is the most expensive single object ever
built. The United States' participation has been estimated at
$96 billion - a figure that nearly equals the combined cost of all
of the Apollo missions to the moon.
Life on Space..Water
The vapors expelled from the
crew’s sweat are condensed and
recycled by MSFC - Marshall Space
A full complement of 72 rats would
equal about one human in terms of
Life on Space..Breathing
Life support systems on the ISS
provide oxygen, absorb carbon
dioxide, and manage vaporous
emissions from the astronauts
Making oxygen from water
from a process called
"electrolysis," which uses
electricity from the ISS solar
panels to split water into hydrogen
gas and oxygen gas.
Life on Space..Timeline
Life on Space..Metrics
Life on Space..References