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NASA Selects Two New Space Tech Research Institutes for Smart Habitats

April 9, 2019

As exploration missions venture beyond low-Earth orbit and to the Moon — and eventually Mars — NASA must…
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…
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…
A New Home on Mars: NASA Langley’s Icy Concept for Living on the Red Planet

December 30, 2016

When astronauts set foot on Mars, they may stay for months rather than days as they did during…
BEAM Update: Expandable Habitat Reveals Important Early Performance Data

November 22, 2016

Just five months into its two-year demonstration mission on the International Space Station, the first human-rated expandable habitat…
Full circle: space algae fighting malnutrition in Congo

September 14, 2016

Looking for food that could be harvested by astronauts far from Earth, researchers focused on spirulina, which has…
Exposed to space and back on Earth

July 6, 2016

In the excitement of watching Tim Peake, Yuri Malenchenko and Tim Kopra land on Earth on 18 June…
NASA Challenge Aims to Grow Human Tissue to Aid in Deep Space Exploration

June 14, 2016

NASA, in partnership with the nonprofit Methuselah Foundation’s New Organ Alliance, is seeking ways to advance the field…
Microbes in Space: JPL Researcher Explores Tiny Life

June 5, 2016

On May 11, a sealed capsule containing fungi and bacteria fell from the sky and splashed down in…
NASA’s Marshall Center Simulates the Solar and Space Environment to Further Exploration

May 4, 2016

Inside inconspicuous Building 4605 at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, Todd Schneider is preparing to…
Expandable Habitat Demonstration Will Test Technologies Needed for Deep Space Exploration

April 15, 2016

A lot goes into building a house, from finding the right place to put it, gathering the experts…
University Researchers Test Prototype Spacesuits at Kennedy

December 19, 2015

The spacesuits astronauts will wear while exploring the surface of Mars will protect the person inside, supply air…
Antarctic bacteria could hold secret to finding life on Mars

October 2, 2015

A microbiologist, who has sequenced the genes of a rare bacterium that lives in the highly saline, low…
NASA Lays the Groundwork for Homesteading in Space

September 29, 2015

When moving from one city to another, people rarely bring their house with them — they just rent,…
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