Expedition 40 Completes Week of Medical Research Aboard the International Space Station

June 18, 2014 9:17 AM

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Expedition 40 Completes Week of Medical Research Aboard the International Space Station

NASA has shifted their focus of the space program and is preparing for long-duration and deep space missions. The six-person ISS Expedition 40 crew wrapped up the week after completing plentiful medical research for these types of missions.

ISS Commander Steve Swanson and Flight Engineers Reid Wiseman and Alexander Gerst conducted a number of experiments that sought to understand the effects of long-duration spaceflight on astronauts' health and develop countermeasures to prevent any potential health risks. This research is likely in p...

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