How We Improve Health

During long-duration space exploration missions, microgravity, reduced-gravity environments and radiation exposure will affect many of the body's systems. NSBRI's science and technology teams work to reduce or eliminate the risks to human health posed by the extreme environment of outer space.

As NSBRI discovers solutions (technologies and countermeasures) to space health concerns and develops advanced methods of remote medical care, the products have numerous Earth applications ranging from patient care to homeland security.

Our Research Teams

Labs & Research Facility

In addition to laboratories at leading institutions across the country, National Space Biomedical Research Institute has access to the Space 4 Biomedicine (S4B). The S4B contains 16,400 square feet of state-of-the-art laboratory, office and meeting space. It is the headquarters for the NSBRI and Baylor College of Medicine’s Center for Space Medicine. The S4B is located in the Bioscience Research Collaborative (BRC) on the Rice University campus, which is a part of the Texas Medical Center. The facility is quickly establishing itself as the portal through which government, universities, industry and international organizations come together in academia to address the health risks associated with long-duration spaceflight.

Current Projects