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Science Around the Planet Uses Images of Earth from the Space Station

November 16, 2019

Artificial lighting at night affects the behavior of urban wildlife, according to a recent study published in Nature Scientific Reports, which…
A Series of Spacewalks Four Years in the Making Will Attempt to Revive a Scientific Experiment

November 2, 2019

Many scientists theorize stars, planets and the molecules that comprise them are only less than five percent of…
Astronaut Alexander Gerst exhales into an ultra-sensitive gas analyzer for the Airway Monitoring experiment. Credits: NASA
Understanding Asthma from Space

September 20, 2019

Help may be on the way for the millions of people around the world who suffer from asthma.…
NASA’s Spacecraft Atmosphere Monitor Goes to Work Aboard the International Space Station

July 30, 2019

NASA is validating modern crew health technologies aboard the International Space Station before sending astronauts on a series…
Look, No Hands! NASA’s First Astrobee Robot “Bumble” Starts Flying in Space

June 21, 2019

On June 14, a robot named Bumble became the first Astrobee robot to fly under its own power…
NASA Opens International Space Station to New Commercial Opportunities, Private Astronauts

June 9, 2019

NASA is opening the International Space Station for commercial business so U.S. industry innovation and ingenuity can accelerate a thriving…
Analyze This: Space Station Facility Enables Rapid Biomedical Analysis

May 16, 2019

In its role as a unique orbiting laboratory, the International Space Station provides a broad range of equipment…
Studying DNA Breaks to Protect Future Space Travelers

May 10, 2019

Earth’s atmosphere shields life on the ground from cosmic radiation that can damage DNA.  Astronauts in space have…
Gateway Foundation Shows off Their Plans for an Enormous Rotating Space Station

February 20, 2019

Since the end of the Apollo-era, one of the main goals of NASA, Roscosmos and other space agencies…
The SpaceX Dragon cargo craft is pictured attached to the International Space Station's Harmony module as the orbital complex orbited 261 miles above the Indian Ocean southwest of the continent of Africa. The Canadarm2 robotic arm vertically splits the frame prior to grappling the spacecraft ahead of planned departure activities. Credits: NASA
Space Station Science Highlights: Week of January 7, 2019

January 15, 2019

The three Expedition 58 crew members aboard the International Space Station have finished packing the SpaceX Dragon cargo craft with science experiments…
Keeping Cool: Robotic Refueling Mission 3

December 3, 2018

Heading to the International Space Station aboard December’s SpaceX Commercial Resupply Services Mission-16 (CRS-16), the Robotic Refueling Mission 3 (RRM3)…
Small Tissue Chips in Space a Big Leap Forward for Research

November 11, 2018

A small device that contains human cells in a 3D matrix represents a giant leap in the ability…
Experience High-Res Science in First 8K Footage from Space

November 5, 2018

Fans of science in space now can experience fast-moving footage in even higher definition as NASA and ESA…
Partnership, Teamwork Enable Landmark Science Glovebox Launch to Space Station

September 25, 2018

As the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency‘s H-IIB rocket carries NASA’s Life Sciences Glovebox toward its berth on the…
U.S. Cargo Ship to Depart International Space Station with Critical Scientific Research

August 3, 2018

After delivering more than 5,900 pounds of science and supplies, a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft will depart the…
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)…
It’s (Not) Alive: Chemical Gardens in Space

July 20, 2018

A classic laboratory investigation is being conducted aboard the International Space Station to better understand gravity’s impact on…
Space Station Shrinks Fluorescence Microscopy Tool

July 12, 2018

Honey, I shrunk the microscope! A miniaturized fluorescence microscope makes it possible to observe changes in living cells…
Defying gravity: FSU professor’s work to be conducted at International Space Station

June 25, 2018

A Florida State University professor’s latest experiments will take place far above the Earth when astronauts at the…
SpaceX CRS-15 Briefings and Events

June 24, 2018

ASA commercial cargo provider SpaceX is targeting no earlier than 2:42 a.m. PDT (5:42 a.m. EDT) Friday, June…
Robotic Refueling Mission 3 Completes Crucial Series of Tests

June 21, 2018

Space exploration has captured our attention for over half of a century. NASA plans to propel human spaceflight…
ECOSTRESS Among Science Payloads on Next Space Station Mission

June 13, 2018

A new batch of science is headed to the International Space Station aboard the SpaceX Dragon on the…
NASA Sends New Research on Orbital ATK Mission to Space Station

May 22, 2018

Astronauts soon will have new experiments to conduct related to emergency navigation, DNA sequencing and ultra-cold atom research…
Science Launching to Space Station Looks Forward and Back

May 16, 2018

Some of the earliest human explorers used mechanical tools called sextants to navigate vast oceans and discover new…
Spinning Science: Multi-use Variable-g Platform Arrives at the Space Station

May 10, 2018

Delivered to the International Space Station aboard SpaceX CRS-14, the Multi-use Variable-g Platform (MVP) is a new commercial…
May the Forest Be With You: GEDI Moves Toward Launch to Space Station

May 5, 2018

A first-of-its-kind laser instrument designed to map the world’s forests in 3-D is moving toward an earlier launch…
Back to (Nucleic) Bases – Studying DNA aboard the International Space Station

April 26, 2018

What do astronauts, microbes, and plants all have in common? Each relies on deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) – essentially…
Giving Roots and Shoots Their Space: The Advanced Plant Habitat

April 12, 2018

The Advanced Plant Habitat (APH), a recent addition to the International Space Station, is the largest growth chamber…
Once Upon a Time in a Thunderstorm

April 11, 2018

Thunderstorms in Earth’s upper atmosphere remain something of a mystery. Scientists cannot reach them directly with instruments; they…
Tupperware Takes to Space to Help Improve Astronaut Diets

March 30, 2018

For decades, airtight plastic containers have been synonymous with keeping baked goods and leftovers fresh. Now a manufacturer…
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