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  • Lab-on-a-Chip Works!

    2007April 6, 2011

    A miniature biological laboratory important to the future of space exploration has just been tested successfully onboard the International Space Station.

  • Watch Out for Spaceships

    2002April 6, 2011

    This week is a good time to spot two spaceships flying over your backyard: the International Space Stationand the Space ShuttleEndeavour.

  • Space Scents

    2002Sept. 20, 2011

    Researchers hunting for new and profitable fragrances have discovered that roses in Earth orbit don't smell the same as they do on Earth. Soon a pair of flowers will blast off on board the Space Shuttlewhere they will participate in the continuing search for exotic space scents.

  • One Night, Two Spaceships

    2002April 6, 2011

    Sky watchers in North America can spot the ISS and the Space ShuttleAtlantis at the same time on Oct. 16 and 17.

  • The Roar of Innovation

    2002April 6, 2011

    The space shuttle's main engines are the best performing chemical rockets on Earth. You can listen to one roar during a live webcast of a engine test-firing on Nov. 8th.

  • An Extraordinary Movie

    2002April 6, 2011

    On October 2nd, NASA TV plans to broadcast the first live video from a space shuttle's fuel tank as it soars into Earth orbit on the belly of Atlantis and falls back again.

  • Space StationEclipse

    2002April 6, 2011

    The crew of the International Space Stationwill enjoy a unique view of this week's total solar eclipse--looking down at the moon's shadow on the earth below.

  • A Spaceship Among Meteors

    2002April 6, 2011

    With millions of people watching, the International Space Stationwill glide over North America during the 2002 Leonid meteor storm. Some of the apparitions will be remarkably eye-catching.

  • Space StationMeteor Shower

    2002April 6, 2011

    It looked like we were seeing UFOs approaching the earth flying in formation, three or four at a time, recalls astronaut Frank Culbertson. "There were hundreds per minute going beneath us, really spectacular!"

  • Astronaut Fingers

    2002April 6, 2011

    A device just delivered to the ISS will add something important to Space Stationresearch: the human touch.