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Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. moves toward a position to deploy two components of the Early Apollo Scientific Experiments Package (EASEP) on the surface of the Moon during the Apollo 11 extravehicular activity. The Passive Seismic Experiments Package (PSEP) is in his left hand; and in his right hand is the Laser Ranging Retro-Reflector (LR3). Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, commander, took this photograph with a 70mm lunar surface camera. Credit: NASA
The Apollo Experiment That Keeps on Giving

July 25, 2019

Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins departed from the Moon 50 years ago, but one of the…
Soon, kidneys-on-a-chip will rocket to space station

April 19, 2019

A kidneys-on-a-chip experiment is being readied at Cape Canaveral, Florida, to fly aboard a SpaceX Dragon C19/Falcon 9…
NASA is Everywhere: Farming Tech with Roots in Space

February 13, 2019

Growing plants can be tough, whether you’re on a spaceship or Earth. A special fertilizer made it easier…
There’s Life on the Moon! China’s Lander Just Sprouted the First Plants

January 17, 2019

It’s official, for the first time ever, scientists have found a living organism on the Moon! Well, not…
NASA astronaut Anne Mcclain working within a Mouse Habitat Unit. “@ISS_Research is really phenomenal; every day we get to play a part in learning about our universe, our Earth, and the creatures that live on it. Getting to do science on the ceiling? Well, now that’s just cool!” she tweeted. Credits: NASA
Aging Faster in Space to Age Better on Earth

January 15, 2019

A new investigation heading to the International Space Station will provide space-flown samples to scientists from academia, industry…
Seed storage units in the Plant Cube. Photo credit: Mathew Crawley/University of Utah College of Science
Chemistry in space! Experiment sends engineered plants to International Space Station

December 27, 2018

If humanity is going to push the boundaries of space exploration, we’re going to need plants to come…
‘Spacesuits’ protect microbes destined to live in space

October 4, 2018

Just as spacesuits help astronauts survive in inhospitable environments, newly developed “spacesuits” for bacteria allow them to survive…
Cold and remote: taking cool quantum research into space

September 11, 2018

This past May, an Orbital ATK Antares rocket launched into space one of the coolest laboratories to orbit…
Getting More Out of Microbes: Studying Shewanella in Microgravity

August 8, 2018

While cities, towns, and spaceships operated entirely from energy generated by microbial sources are still the stuff of…
Space Station Experiment Reaches Ultracold Milestone

July 28, 2018

The International Space Station is officially home to the coolest experiment in space. NASA’s Cold Atom Laboratory (CAL)…
Immune system function in the microgravity of space

May 25, 2018

There are exciting plans to push the frontiers of human space exploration, sending astronauts deeper into the solar…
UW researcher to send cotton into space to improve its growth on Earth

April 30, 2018

Jeans are thirsty. The fibers making up their denim come from water-guzzling cotton plants, and plant scientists are…
Upcoming Chinese Lander Will Carry Insects and Plants to the Surface of the Moon

January 5, 2018

It would be no exaggeration to say that we live in an age of renewed space exploration. In…
Space Station Unit to Study Genetics of Model Organisms

October 25, 2017

Scientists and engineers are developing new hardware destined for the International Space Station to support experiments demonstrating how…
Space greens beat the blues: Plants and psychological well-being in space

October 18, 2017

Where people will go in the cosmos, plants will go. That’s the message of a paper entitled “Gardening…
Space station project seeks to crystalize the means to counteract nerve poisons

July 18, 2017

The microgravity conditions of the International Space Station (ISS) may hold the key to improving our understanding of…
Space-traveling flatworms help scientists enhance understanding of regenerative health

June 16, 2017

Flatworms that spent five weeks aboard the International Space Station are helping researchers led by Tufts University scientists…
Mice headed for space to test bone-building drug

June 2, 2017

What do space travel, rodents and a bone-building protein all have in common? A team of UCLA scientists…
Lunar, Martian Greenhouses Designed to Mimic Those on Earth

April 25, 2017

While astronauts have successfully grown plants and vegetables aboard the International Space Station, NASA scientists at the Kennedy…
Space Station Crew Cultivates Crystals for Drug Development

April 1, 2017

Crew members aboard the International Space Station will begin conducting research this week to improve the way we…
Space Farming. What We Know About Integrating Plants Into a Space Habitat?

April 1, 2017

Following a new NASA bill, passed in March by the US Congress and which authorizes $19.5 billion spending…
New Plant Habitat Will Increase Harvest on International Space Station

March 3, 2017

A new, nearly self-sufficient plant growth system by NASA is headed to the International Space Station soon and…
Cabbage Patch: Fifth Crop Harvested Aboard Space Station

February 19, 2017

After spending nearly a month tending to the International Space Station’s first crop of Chinese cabbage, astronaut Peggy…
NASA Selects New Technologies for Flight Tests for Future Space Exploration

February 19, 2017

NASA has selected five space technologies to test on low-gravity-simulating aircraft, high-altitude balloons or suborbital rockets. The opportunity…
Earth Science on the Space Station Continues to Grow

February 17, 2017

The number of instruments on the International Space Station dedicated to observing Earth to increase our understanding of…
Weekly Recap From the iss Expedition Lead Scientist

February 7, 2017

(Highlights: Week of Jan. 23, 2017) – Even though the arrival of the SpaceX 10 resupply spacecraft is still…
New Crew Launches to Space Station to Continue Scientific Research

November 18, 2016

Three crew members representing the United States, Russia and France are on their way to the International Space…
Farming in ‘Martian Gardens’

September 29, 2016

Of the many challenges involved in sending humans on the journey to Mars, figuring out how to pack…
NASA’s DNA Sequencing in Space is a Success, Researchers Confirm

September 5, 2016

Two hundred miles above Earth, NASA has conducted the first genome sequencing in space, and researchers at UC…
Water in space – scientists set out to answer mystery that troubled them for decades

July 21, 2016

We have all seen the videos of astronauts playing with water in the International Space Station. Water moves…
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