Task Assessment of Structural and Functional Knee Joint Degradation During Modeled Spaceflight (Completed)
Last Published:  07/29/22 01:33:24 PM (Central)
Short Title: Rat Knee
Responsible HRP Element: Human Health Countermeasures
Collaborating Org(s):
National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI)
Funding Status: Completed - Task completed and produced a deliverable
Procurement Mechanism(s):

To determine the extent of and cause for knee joint damage during weightlessness and radiation characteristic of the spaceflight environment. Once we understand how the tissues in the knee are damaged during modeled spaceflight, we can develop and test ways to prevent this knee joint damage for future missions. We also will gain insights into how arthritis develops on earth, and how it can be prevented.