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Microbial response to space radiation

Moeller, R. and Smith, D. (2019) Microbial response to space radiation. AbSciCon 2019, 24-28 June 2019, Bellevue, Washington.

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Abstract

Within the last 50 years, space technology has provided tools for transporting terrestrial life beyond this protective magnetic field in order to study in situ responses to selected conditions of space. From a biological perspective applicable to simple and complex organisms (ranging from biomolecules and microorganisms to humans) various influential physical modifications such as increased radiation exposure are experienced onboard an orbiting spacecraft in low Earth orbit (LEO), out- and inside the International Space Station (ISS), orbiting Moon or on the way to other astrobiological-interesting targets (Mars or icy moons). The majority of experiments on microorganisms in space were performed using Earth-orbiting robotic spacecraft or human-tended spacecraft, such as space shuttles and space stations. In-depth knowledge regarding the biological effects of the radiation field in space is required for assessing radiation risks to any life form in space. To obtain this knowledge, different microbial species have been studied as radiobiological model systems in space and on the ground. This session is aimed to give an overview on past, recent and future spaceflight and ground-based astrobiological experiments.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/130292/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Additional Information:Session Proposal
Title:Microbial response to space radiation
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Moeller, R.Radiation Biology Department, Institute of Aerospace Medicine, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Cologne, Germany; ralf.moeller (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-2371-0676
Smith, D.NASA AmesUNSPECIFIED
Date:24 June 2019
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:space radiation, spaceflight and ground-based astrobiological experiments
Event Title:AbSciCon 2019
Event Location:Bellevue, Washington
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:24-28 June 2019
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Research under Space Conditions
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R FR - Forschung unter Weltraumbedingungen
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Strahlenbiologie
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerospace Medicine > Radiation Biology
Deposited By: Kopp, Kerstin
Deposited On:21 Nov 2019 15:51
Last Modified:27 Feb 2020 13:46

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