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How NASA Will Protect Astronauts From Space Radiation at the Moon

August 8, 2019

August 1972, as NASA scientist Ian Richardson remembers it, was hot. In Surrey, England, where he grew up,…
NASA’s SET Mission to Study Satellite Protection Is Ready for Launch

June 11, 2019

Ready, SET, go — NASA’s Space Environment Testbeds, or SET, will launch in June 2019 on its mission to…
X-ray pulse detected near event horizon as black hole devours star

January 10, 2019

On Nov. 22, 2014, astronomers spotted a rare event in the night sky: A supermassive black hole at…
Cosmic Microwaves Tell Tale as Old as Time

January 8, 2019

Hot spots in the cosmic microwave background tell us about the history and evolution of distant quasars. Using…
Crystal Clear: Finding Ways to Protect Crews from the Effects of Space Radiation

December 21, 2018

In the near future, crews will embark on multi-month missions to the Moon, and eventually Mars and beyond.…
Female Mice are Immune to Cognitive Damage from Space Radiation

August 22, 2018

Humankind still dreams of breaking from the bounds of Earth’s atmosphere and venturing to the moon, Mars and…
Deep Space Radiation Treatment Reboots Brain’s Immune System

May 22, 2018

Planning a trip to Mars? You’ll want to remember your anti-radiation pills. NASA and private space companies like…
International team publishes roadmap to enhance radioresistance for space colonization

May 6, 2018

An international team of researchers from NASA Ames Research Center, Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate at Health…
Putting everyday computer parts to space radiation test

January 30, 2018

ESA’s next mission, the miniature GomX-4B, includes a piggyback experiment to test how well everyday commercial computer memories…
NASA’s Van Allen Probes Survive Extreme Radiation Five Years On

September 2, 2017

Most satellites, not designed to withstand high levels of particle radiation, wouldn’t last a day in the Van…
NASA Mission to Study Atmospheric Disturbances from Marshall Islands

August 24, 2017

A NASA rocket mission to study disturbances in the upper atmosphere that interfere with communication and technology systems…
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