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Northumbria University leads 60-day bed rest study to improve astronauts’ health

Northumbria University leads 60-day bed rest study to improve astronauts’ health

Press releases   •   Apr 16, 2019 11:30 BST

​Researchers at Northumbria University are asking people to spend two months in bed to identify how astronauts’ bodies decondition while they’re exploring outer space.

Northumbria space researcher soars into the stratosphere with industry award

Northumbria space researcher soars into the stratosphere with industry award

Press releases   •   Oct 01, 2015 12:34 BST

A Northumbria student is celebrating stratospheric success after receiving industry recognition for his work in helping combat astronauts’ back pain when they return home from space.

Weather reports on the Sun could lead to safer space travel, thanks to Northumbria research

Weather reports on the Sun could lead to safer space travel, thanks to Northumbria research

Press releases   •   Aug 06, 2015 11:41 BST

​Astronauts could one day tune in to the morning’s space weather report to see whether they should take that trip to Mars, thanks to research led by Northumbria University, Newcastle.

COMMENT: Boldly going into space for 1,000 days presents a series of health risks

COMMENT: Boldly going into space for 1,000 days presents a series of health risks

Press releases   •   Jul 01, 2015 00:00 BST

Dr Nick Caplan, from the Deparment of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation discusses the impact of space travel on the body.