This Task Book is an online database of research projects supported by NASA's Biological & Physical Sciences (BPS) Division and Human Research Program. Beginning in October 2017, the Task Book has included projects within the Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH). The Task Book database also covers BPS projects in the Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) from October 2020 to the present. Completed investigations under the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) may also be found in the Task Book.
Visitors to the NASA Task Book can view project descriptions, annual progress, final reports, and bibliographical listings of publications resulting from NASA-funded studies in Space Biology, Physical Sciences, and Human Research. Visitors can also learn about the potential impact of these studies and the anticipated benefits that such research could offer to Earth.
Participants will receive specialized training in the MultiAxis Rotation System (MARS) device in the Vertical Roll Plane (pictured) with vibrotactile feedback. Afterwards, they will stabilize themselves in the Horizontal Roll Plane which is a disorienting spaceflight analog condition where they cann...
Gas-liquid invasion (color shows volume fraction of air) into a porous medium by interface-resolved direct numerical simulation. Credit : Pranay Nagrani, School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University. Courtesy image submitted to Task Book.
The CBIOMES microgravity project led by Siva Vanapalli, Buck Samuel, Monica Driscoll, and Nathaniel Szewczyk aims to study the effect of microbiomes on C. elegans genetic variants to probe alterations in gene expression, organ-level maintenance, and whole-organism physiology. Courtesy image submitte...
Data mining the key sets of International Space Station (ISS) Electric-Field Effects on Laminar Diffusion (E-FIELD) Flames experiment results initiated in 2022 led by Dr. Yu-Chien (Alice) Chien at University of California, Irvine. Courtesy image submitted to Task Book.
Depiction of atom interferometers inside a structured titanium tube riding on the Einstein Elevator at Hannover (Germany) for 4 seconds of weightlessness. The apparatus will be sensitive to the presence of the scalar fields sourced by the tube, as predicted in some dark energy models. Courtesy image...