Aerospace Insider Podcast: Episode 3 (Biomedical Research) 20 April 2021
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Episode 3: Biomedical Research – The case for doing it in space
20 April 2021
With Michael Roberts, interim chief scientist, United States International Space Station National Lab.
The International Space Station won’t last forever. Over time, the modules will become more expensive to maintain, and the political will to do so is likely to falter, despite the promising research that happens up there, including aboard the ISS National Lab. Aerospace Insider spoke to microbiologist Michael Roberts about why this unique, space-borne national laboratory has proven to be such a draw, particularly for pharmaceutical and other researchers, and what should become of this research in the post-ISS era.