Axiom Space plans to operate the world's first commercial space station. Axiom Mission-1 (AX-1) is the first-ever private mission to the International Space Station (ISS) in April 2022. The Israeli headset for AX-1 aims to study neural changes in the brain during space travel.
Founded in 2016, Axiom Space aims to create a commercial space station. They announced a charter flight to the ISS in collaboration with SpaceX's Crew Dragon in 2020. AX-1, launched on 8th April 2022, is a significant step towards their vision.
The Israeli headset addresses the lack of data on neural changes during space missions. It studies brain adaptations in the unique space environment, with potential applications for future space travelers.
The Israeli headset overcomes previous limitations with gel-based systems, providing high-resolution brain activity data. It monitors cognitive performance and brain health in space, supporting future studies.
The headset collects 2, 15-minute recordings per day during the 8-day AX-1 mission. The recorded videos are sent to Brain. Space and analyzed in collaboration with Ben-Gurion University.
Brain. Space and Ben-Gurion University analyze the gathered information. The data could offer insights into brain disorders on Earth, benefiting research beyond space missions.
The Israeli headset's venture into space represents a significant step in understanding the human brain in space. It holds potential for supporting future space missions and astronaut well-being.
The Israeli headset's exploration is just the beginning of understanding space's impact on the brain. Further research may unlock new possibilities for space exploration and human health.