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Irish researchers to boost astronauts' wellbeing

Helping astronauts deal with accelerated ageing and lack of exercise in space are the focus of two European Space Agency research contracts awarded to Irish researchers.

18th November, 2011
File picture of astronaut Mike Foreman on the International Space Station (Bloomberg)

Helping astronauts deal with accelerated ageing and lack of exercise in space are the focus of two European Space Agency research contracts awarded to Irish researchers.

Sean Sherlock, minister for Research & Innovation, announced the contracts totalling €135,000 won by Donal O’Gorman, DCU and Brian Caulfield, UCD.

Sherlock said the contracts provided further evidence of the leading role Ireland played in "pushing the boundaries of biomedical research" for the European Human Spaceflight programme.

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