• Question: will your work affect people? If so, how?

    Asked by rumour has it to Kirsty, Col Op, Charlie 🚀, Andrea on 22 Jun 2016.
    • Photo: Kirsty Lindsay

      Kirsty Lindsay answered on 22 Jun 2016:

      I hope so- I’d like to help improve the care people get when they have a bad back on Earth, and make it easier for people to get treatment so they aren’t in as much pain.

    • Photo: Columbus Operations

      Columbus Operations answered on 22 Jun 2016:

      Joao: I think it definetly already affects people. At least I know it affects the Astronauts. We are the ones responsible for everything so that they are safe and they can perform all the experiments.
      Which means that we are also contributing to all the science and all the research that is performed on the ISS and is constantly helping people down here on Earth: development of better medicine, finding new materials and technologies. Space technology is in a lot more things than you can imagine: your phone, cars, weather forecasts, and many others.

    • Photo: Andrea Boyd

      Andrea Boyd answered on 23 Jun 2016:

      Our work as a Eurocom connects the scientists on Earth and the Astronauts in space!