What is International Space Station ? what are the objectives of ISS?
Protein crystal studies:
More pure protein crystals may be grown in space than on Earth. Analysis of these crystals helps scientists better understand the nature of proteins, enzymes and viruses, perhaps leading to the development of new drugs and a better understanding of the fundamental building blocks of life. This type of research could lead to the study of treatments for cancer, diabetes, emphysema and immune system disorders, and others.
Living cells can be grown in a laboratory environment in space where they are not distorted by gravity. NASA already has developed a Biore ...more
The objectives of ISS is the responsibility for developing and ultimately operating major elements and systems aboard the station. The U.S. elements include three connecting modules, or nodes; a laboratory module; truss segments; four solar arrays; a habitation module; three mating adapters; a cupola; an unpressurized logistics carrier and a centrifuge module. The various systems being developed by the U.S. include thermal control; life support; guidance, navigation and control; data handling; power systems; communications and tracking; gr ...more