NASA Ames 2015 Summer Series. In our quest to bring humanity to the stars, we learn about ourselves, fundamental biology and how to extend our lives. NASA Ames has a rich history of conducting long-duration space-based investigations.

Rodents are a model organism to study the short and long term effects of space travel. Building on its space shuttle experience, NASA Ames has developed the Rodent Research Habitat for the International Space Station to implement space biology investigations. Dr. Ruth Globus’ seminar takes us into the world of rodent research in space and explains how it can support human health.