National Space Biomedical Research Institute: 1997-2017

NSBRI mitigated risks inherent to long duration human spaceflight while translating research findings to improve health on Earth. The Institute partnered with NASA, academia and industry to achieve these goals, while at the same time inspired and trained the next generation of space life scientists, physicians, engineers and astronauts.

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  • Training The Next Generation

    of life scientists, biomedical engineers, and physicians to provide the space biomedical workforce of the future.

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  • Multidisciplinary Teams

    geographically distributed and collaborating virtually to develop healthcare solutions that enhance life in space and on Earth.

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  • SMARTCAP Grants

    deliver cutting edge technologies for space and Earth.

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Featured Research

Individualized Real-Time Neurocognitive Assessment Toolkit for Space Flight Fatigue

This project addresses the NSBRI’s Human Factors and Performance Team goal to develop tools to assess crew performance in real time and evaluate countermeasures to mitigate the effects of fatigue, circadian misalignment and work-overload.


A subject’s cerebral blood flow is measured while performing cognitive assessment tasks. Photo courtesy of NSBRI.

NSBRI to fund adjustable power eyeglasses and smart sleep mask

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SPACE-COT, an international space biomedical study that took place in in Cologne, Germany in June 2015

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