Friday, December 2, 2011
ISS Research Overview
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Astronaut Ron Garan, recently returned from the International Space Station, posted a tweet on his Twitter account recommending a video he made "explaining how ISS science experiments can help improve life on Earth."
NASA's primary mission for human spaceflight for the rest of this decade will be the ISS. For a public that equates NASA with launches, it's hard to get across the idea that a full-time microgravity research laboratory is now our primary mission. There's no visceral thrill like with a rocket launch, but the benefits may far outweigh any other discoveries made in the first fifty years of human spaceflight.
Videos like this can help the public understand what an incredible resource humanity now has orbiting the Earth.