For more than 20 years, astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) have carried out thousands of scientific experiments in what is arguably one of the coolest labs in the universe.
Now, a new batch of experiments has arrived at the orbiting laboratory, tackling topics such as 3D bioprinting, plant adaptation - and even fertility in space.
We take a look at some of the experiments sent up on the latest Northrop Grumman resupply mission for NASA, which arrived at the ISS on Wednesday.
Could humans one day inhabit space? It’s still a pretty distant scenario, but to prepare for this possibility,
scientists are studying what spending long amounts of time in reduced gravity might do to our fertility.
As part of the OVOSPACE investigation, which is sponsored by NASA and the Italian Space Agency (ASI), researchers are studying how microgravity influences ovarian cells.
This investigation also could support development of treatments to improve or restore fertility in people on Earth.