NASA researchers to highlight International Space Station on visit to Boston

NASA has announced that astronaut Dr. Richard Linnehan, along with representatives from NASA and the US International Space Station (ISS) National Lab, will visit Boston to share research opportunities onboard the space station as part of NASA´s Destination Station initiative, the administration said.

Destination Station is an effort dedicated to sharing and highlighting opportunities for research aboard the International Space Station. Since 2000, the International Space Station has enabled more than 2,400 researchers to conduct more than 2,000 innovative experiments in the areas of biology and biotechnology, human health, space and physical science and technology.

As a testbed for deep space exploration, the space station is helping the administration learn how to keep astronauts healthy during long-duration space travel and demonstrating technologies for human and robotic exploration beyond low-Earth orbit, to the Moon and Mars.