Human Life Research on ISS Russian Segment

NGF Experiment

Experiment NGF forms part of the scientific research program performed by Italian Astronaut Roberto Vittori (ESA) on the ISS in the frame of ENEIDE ISM Project. The European Space Agency is a customer of the preparation and implementation of the research program.


Assess alterations of nerve growth factor (NGF factor) and other neurotrophins affecting a response to pre-, during and post-flight stresses on Soyuz.


Collection of saliva samples by the astronaut during VC-8 mission.

Science Hardware Used:

  • Saliva-A.NGF Kit.

Experiment Results:

Collected saliva samples (12 samples) placed in two Saliva-A.NGF Kits.