Unveiling Astronaut Health: Explore the SOMA Package in Nature Press

The SOMA initiative presents an in-depth map elucidating the physiological ramifications of spaceflight on the human body. This resulted in the synchronized release of 40 publications in Nature Press documenting the molecular, cellular, physiological, and phenotypic changes observed during spaceflight. Check out some of the publications that stemmed from the AWG community and Ames Research Center.

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Picture of an astronaut on ISS performing a biology experiment.

I4 Mission: Commercial Astronaut Data Now Available on OSDR!

OSDR now hosts processed commercial astronaut data from the Inspiration4 mission! This comprehensive study includes whole blood and urine samples, microbial swabs from the crew and the spacecraft cabin. The open access of these datasets in the NASA OSDR provides a unique opportunity to further unlock profound insights into the consequences of space travel on the human body.

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Latest Datasets

Open Science Projects

Open Science Projects primary goals aim to increase collaborative scientific data sharing, analysis and more rapid scientific advancement.


GeneLab, an open science multi-omics repository, covering transcriptomics, metagenomics, epigenomics, proteomics, and metabolomics. Studies comprise of data from model organisms including microbes, plants, fruit flies, rodents and humans.


The NASA Space Biology Biospecimen Sharing Program (BSP) collects biospecimens to maximize the scientific return from biological spaceflight and associated ground investigations and to encourage and broaden participation from the scientific community in space biology-related research.


Ames Life Sciences Data Archive (ALSDA) collects, curates, and makes available space-relevant higher-order phenotypic datasets. Datasets that enable scientists to perform retrospective analysis across missions, experiments, life science disciplines, research subjects, and species.


NASA Biological Institutional Scientific Collection (NBISC) is a biorepository of non-human samples collected from NASA-funded spaceflight investigations and correlative ground studies. The purpose of NBISC is to receive, store, document, preserve, and make the collection available to the scientific community.