Team Executive Summary

Although each NSBRI Science and Technology Team has a different area of focus, they all have the same mission: protect astronaut health. The Musculoskeletal Alterations Team's Executive Summary gives a detailed look at the Team's activities and goals.

The Executive Summary covers the following topics:
  • Background/Scope
  • Goals
  • Support of NASA Needs
  • Deliverables for Spaceflight
  • Cross-links (Collaborations within the team, with other NSBRI teams, and with NASA.)
  • Enabling Capabilities
  • Research Gaps
  • Earth-Based Benefits
Team Goals:
  • Better understand the effect of microgravity and partial gravity on the physiology of musculoskeletal tissues;
  • Develop exercise-based and pharmacologic countermeasures to reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injury through reduction of bone and muscle loss; and
  • Investigate pharmacologic countermeasures to mitigate effects of microgravity and/or space radiation on the musculoskeletal system.
Download the complete Team Executive Summary (PDF)