NASA plans to send human cell chips into space to test health conditions and survival

NASA is planning to send different small devices that will contain human cells in a 3D matrix format to understand if human cells will be able to survive or not. This whole experiment is right now conducted by the International Space Station, which is also known as ISS. This test will show how human tissues are able to respond to different drugs and changes in genetics in space.

All the tissues will be sent in a flexible plastic tissue chip which will help the tissues get a proper nourishment and nutrients which it requires to grow. This initiative is called Tissue Chip in Space and it will have an important role in the microgravity on humans. This whole experiment will be conducted by NASA. According to Liz Warren, who is an Associate Program Scientist at Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) the spaceflight might cause many significant changes in the human body. The scientist said that the tissue chips will have the space to behave like the body of the astronaut which will help in providing the correct result.

The first phase, which will be in the Tissue Chip in space will include a total of five investigations. This will be a full investigation of the immune system of the human on the launch of the SpaceX CRS-16 flight which is scheduled to release this year.