Current Investigations

Studying biological and physical phenomena in extreme environments enables researchers to pursue innovations and discoveries in ways not possible on Earth. 

NASA’s Biological and Physical Sciences Division therefore utilizes many platforms of research which include the International Space Station and eventually the lunar orbit and Moon.  

Upcoming Launches

  • Artemis I – 8/29/022
  • SpaceX CRS-26 – 10/2022

Past Launches

Following is a list of current BPS investigations.  

Artemis 1 Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle 

The orange highlighted research below is scheduled for lunar orbit on Artemis I.


Artemis I


International Space Station


Low Earth Orbit


Learn about more science launching to the Space Station.