Responsible HRP Element:
Space Human Factors and Habitability
Planned - Task expected to be within budget
|NASA Research Announcement
The aims of the Host Microbe Interaction Studies are:
• Concurrently investigate alterations in a relevant human surrogate host model, an infectious pathogen, and the interaction between the two, in a spaceflight analog environment.
• Elucidate the cellular and molecular mechanism(s) behind the alterations.
• Relate the observed alterations to other pathogens that may be of interest to the space program.
Gaps supported by this task include AEH7, AEH8, AEH 9, and AEH 10