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.
We are determining the impact of space radiation and simulated microgravity on plant root microbial community composition and function. Space radiation may result in shifts in the diversity of the microbial community within the rhizosphere, preventing normal microbial function, and potentially promo...
Using innovative leaf-wearable sensors to investigate the plant responses under spaceflight-like stressors. Courtesy image submitted to Task Book.
Crewmembers will perform a lunar landing simulation using rotational (RHC) and translational (THC) hand controllers and using a combination of flight guidance, navigation and control displays as well as out of window displays. This task will be performed pre and postflight on a six degree-of-freedom...
Dr. Beth Lewandowski and Courtney Schkurko working with a Tempus Advanced Life Support (ALS) medical device in preparation for an International Space Station (ISS) technology demonstration. Courtesy image submitted to Task Book.