space biology

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space biology

The scientific study of how conditions during space flight and in the extraterrestrial environment, especially in reduced gravity, affect living organisms.


(ˌɛk soʊ baɪˈɒl ə dʒi)

the study of the origin and evolution of life in the universe. Compare astrobiology.
ex`o•bi`o•log′i•cal (-əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl) adj.
ex`o•bi•ol′o•gist, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: biology - the branch of biology concerned with the effects of outer space on living organisms and the search for extraterrestrial lifespace biology - the branch of biology concerned with the effects of outer space on living organisms and the search for extraterrestrial life
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
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Autonomous Space Biology at the Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway: Develop autonomous robotic systems and test equipment to enable remotely monitored and controlled science investigations.
NASA is incredibly excited to partner with the Sloan Foundation through a Space Act Agreement to look at the microbiome of the space station to better understand how to control the microbial environment in future human exploration spacecraft," David Tomko, a space biology program scientist at NASA, said in a (http://www.
This open-access, online searchable data repository houses information collected from space biology experiments.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iranian space research official said the country plans to make more progress in space biology and intends to develop the needed capability to send three astronauts into the space in a single mission in future.
The ultimate objective is to foster novel interdisciplinary studies in ecosystems biology and evolution that are relevant to the interests of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in fundamental space biology and the exploration of life beyond planet earth.
Under the guidance of the US/USSR Joint Working Group on Space Biology using video, audio and facsimile between a medical center in Yerevan, Armenia and four medical centers in the United States, medical consultations were provided.
After all, any kind of Space biology investigation could seem as if it represents an unusual, even esoteric, activity, far removed from mainstream research concerns.
errors in conducting experiments, errors in equipment handling, losses of experimental data; Committee on Space Biology and Medicine, Space Science Board, and National Research Council, 1987).