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NASA to Fund 26 Proposals for Investigating Astronaut Health in Deep Space Environments

NASA's X-37BNASA and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute are funding 26 proposals that intend to research the effects of future deep space exploration missions on astronauts, NASA said Tuesday.

The proposals for research come from 16 different institutions that will receive a total of $17 million in funding over a one to three year period from NASA’s Human Research Program and NSBRI.

The projects were chosen from 123 proposals that were submitted in response to the Research and Technology Development to Support Crew Health and Performance in Space Exploration Missions announcement.

The projects will focus on visual impairment, behavioral health, bone loss, cardiovascular alterations, human factors and performance, neurobehavioral and psychosocial factors and sensorimotor adaptation of astronauts in space.

The projects are also intended to find ways of minimizing health risks to astronauts by developing medical systems and technology.

Click Here, to see the full list of investigative teams that were picked for the joint research program. They represent eight different states.

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