NASA analyses key studies undertaken in 2020 on the International Space Station

Dozens of studies are underway on the International Space Station at any given time. NASA has spoken about some of these experiments at the end of 2020. One of the current research is called “MARROW” to detect an issue that has been lasting for a long time in space.

People have been learning that they will suffer from anemia since the first humans arrived from space. If there are not enough red blood cells to provide oxygen to the entire body, anemia exists. The MORROW survey by the Canadian Space Agency used 50 years of astronaut evidence to demonstrate that anemia will occur until the reverse transfer of gravity-related fluid is done. The research may demonstrate that the lack of red blood cells by astronauts for a long period is proportional to the time spent in space. It takes one to three months to heal completely, based on the duration of the mission.

The use of force feedback technology, similar to those used in video games, to allow astronauts to control the rover better on planetary bodies was another experiment. Kontur is a Roscosmos study that uses the space station as an orbiter and the earth as the place for robots that work remotely. This experiment is intended to decide if a microgravity joystick with force feedback is designed to determine whether it is pointing and striking as on the planet.

The astronaut was responsible for two tasks in the experiment, one of which required quick, aimed robot movement. Another job allows the robot to eliminate interaction with the surface while traveling around an arc. The study’s findings revealed that microgravity had an effect on movement function after six weeks. The researchers find that for space-based remote operation activities, force feedback is “indispensable” and future research is still in progress.

Another one included researching the issue of avoiding muscle mass loss in space, among the several studies performed on the International Space Station. To treat mice on the International Space Station, the researchers used a drug called carnosine. Nearly all the reduction of lean mass, grip power and muscle weight caused by microgravity is avoided by this medicine.