Credit: NASA – Astronaut while conducting experiment on genes on board the ISS
Space researches on preparing astronauts to travel beyond the Earth’s borders, to live in space, and to build human colonies on Mars, helped in the development of medical techniques in treatment, surgery and injury treatment which had a significant impact in saving lives.
For example, from NASA, “Astronauts enjoy meals aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The “SOdium LOad in microgravity” experiment carries out research into salt retention and its effect on bone metabolism in astronauts, which can help provide insights into medical conditions on Earth, such as osteoporosis.”