July 19, 2006
The fourth installment of Science@NASA's Apollo Chronicles explains why Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin couldn't fall asleep in the Sea of Tranquillity.
May 5, 2006
The Moonhas plentiful oxygen for future astronauts. It's lying on the ground. NASA researchers have developed a device that can extract breathable oxygen from lunar soil.
Oct. 30, 2006
Researchers are putting the finishing touches on a new life support system for the ISS that seems to come right out of the pages of science fiction.
April 4, 2006
Researchers have discovered something odd about fine-powdered moondust--it's magnetic. This raises the possibility that magnets could be used for dust abatement when Astronautsreturn to the moon.
March 15, 2006
NASA Astronautsare going back to The Moonand when they get there they may need quake-proof housing. The Moonis shaking with "shallow moonquakes" that researchers don't fully understand.
Dec. 21, 2006
Evidence is mounting: the next solar cycle is going to be a big one.
March 22, 2006
According to Einstein's theory of relativity, space travel is a good way to stay young. But Einstein forgot one thing--the biology of space radiation.
Dec. 28, 2006
NASA is returning to the Moon, but first NASA engineers would like to test designs for lunar landers and rovers on genuine lunar soil. Just one problem: There's not enough real moondust to go around. So scientists are making some "true fakes."
June 26, 2006
Pale swirls on the surface of The Moonhave been puzzling researchers for decades. Fresh clues are in the offing as NASA prepares a new round of lunar exploration.
Nov. 30, 2006
Orbiting The Moonis tricky. There's a big planet nearby (Earth) that tugs on satellites and destabilizes their orbits. NASA researchers have an idea for a new class of orbits that may solve the problem.