The Human Research Program is dedicated to understanding and addressing the challenges that humans encounter in the space environment, so the International Space Station provides an ideal site for scientists to carry out many HRP-related research activities.
Essentially an orbiting laboratory located 220 miles above Earth, the International Space Station is equipped with research areas, or “racks,” two of which are dedicated to Human Research Program activities. The racks provide a source of utilities to support science instruments to maximize the use of the ISS for solving human health and performance challenges and the risks associated with exploration missions. Those working on the ISSMP support human research projects that need to use the ISS, enabling access to the research communities as well as NASA's international partners.
Find more information about the ISSMP at:
> ISS Medical Project