Biology – Challenges

Whilst there are a large number of experiments on the International Space Station that Tim will be responsible for, one very important test subject is Tim himself. One of the main reasons for visiting the space station is to understand better how our bodies react to being in space for long periods of time. Space agency staff can then develop exercise programmes and meal plans that maintain the health of the astronauts when they are in space.

Helen Sharman, Astronaut describes effects of microgravity on your body