Our journey into space has seen dramatic changes since the first days of manned space flight back in the early 1960s. As we aim to travel further into the unknown and stay longer, understanding how microgravity and other harsh conditions of space impact human health is critical to continued success.
Today, a research paper authored by Dr. Liz Warren, Senior Program Director of Biological Sciences at the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space, manager of the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory, was published in Patterns, a Cell Press journal. The paper, “International Space Station Open-Source Data,” offers insight into the value of the ISS for research not possible on Earth and discusses how scientists can easily access open-source science databases to download and reuse space-based research results.
The paper complements a work of 29 other papers recently published in the journals Cell, Cell Reports, iScience, Cell Systems, and Patterns that examine the biological hazards of spaceflight.
You can read the paper and learn about several tools that host publicly available and open-source data at NASA’s Open Data Portal here: International Space Station Open-Source Data.