Solar physicist honoured by Royal Astronomical Society
Dr Andy Smith, a solar physicist at Northumbria University, has been honored by the Royal Astronomical Society for his work in using artificial intelligence to predict space weather. His models are used by the Met Office for space weather forecasts. Smith was awarded the Winton Award for his use of AI techniques to monitor and predict solar eruptions and their impact on Earth.
Safeguarding the health of astronauts at Northumbria University
Space health experts at Northumbria University have won a global competition that will enable them to explore blood flow restriction training among astronauts during spaceflight.
Northumbria University announces £50m space skills, research and development centre set to transform the UK space industry
Investments from Lockheed Martin, the UK Space Agency and Northumbria University forge pathway for NESST’s global prominence.
EXPERT COMMENT: What happens when someone dies in space? Space tourism brings new legal and moral issues
In an article for The Conversation, Christopher Newman, Professor of Space Law and Policy, and Nick Caplan, Professor of Aerospace Medicine and Rehabilitation at Northumbria University, discuss the legal, cultural and environmental issues we will have to consider as space tourism come closer to reality.
Northumbria University leads 60-day bed rest study to improve astronauts’ health
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
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
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
Dr Nick Caplan, from the Deparment of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation discusses the impact of space travel on the body.