Space station

MicroAge - Muscles, Ageing and Microgravity

The University of Liverpool is collaborating with the UK Space Agency and Kayser Space Ltd to carry out experiments on the International Space Station to help us understand what happens to human muscles as we age, and why.

MicroAge experiment

Watch European Space Agency astronaut Matthias Maurer unpacking and installing the MicroAge experiment, which was launched to the ISS on 21 December 2021. Credit: European Space Agency