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Learn more about the exciting research projects and scientific discoveries in the fields of Space Biology and Physical Sciences:

 
Oct 8, 2021
F.10 Payloads and Research Investigations on the Surface of the Moon (PRISM) has been clarified and updated in number of ways: small changes were made to Section 3, Section 5.3.1 provides more details on requirements for the Inclusion Plan, and Section 6.2 includes updated guidance on the budget... Read More
Sep 28, 2021
NASA is demonstrating that even without the help of gravity, hydroponic plant watering methods can enable plant habitats aboard crewed or robotic space missions.
Photograph of a woman on the ISS next to the hydroponics research experiment with orange fluid in clear boxes connected by tubes.
Sep 14, 2021
Four pepper plants growing in the Advanced Plant Habitat (APH) aboard the International Space Station have sprouted several flowers in the past week.
Sep 10, 2021
The measurement of the effects of space-relevant stresses on organisms, and fundamental research into the underlying mechanisms of those effects, are core components of NASA's Space Biology Program. These stresses include galactic cosmic radiation (GCR), solar particle events (SPEs), and reduced... Read More
Sep 10, 2021
NASA announces the award of 10 grants or cooperative agreements for exciting new Space Biology research that will advance NASA’s understanding of how living systems respond, acclimate, and adapt to the space environment in support of human space exploration.
Aug 29, 2021
The latest SpaceX Dragon resupply spacecraft is bound for the International Space Station after launching at 3:14 a.m. EDT Sunday from from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, carrying more than 4,800 pounds of science experiments, crew supplies, and spacecraft hardware.
Aug 26, 2021
When the Space X23 rocket launches on August 28th to resupply the International Space Station, it will carry two experiments designed to sustain humans as they go farther and stay longer in deep space.
Two enclosed metal boxes set vertically one above the other. Both boxes have numerous and assorted ports. Short cables connect the two boxes to one-another. Two longer cables extend out of the image.
Aug 23, 2021
NASA Tests Ways to Reduce Stress in Plants Growing in Space.
Aug 9, 2021
In space, weight matters. So do size and energy efficiency. Which is why scientists will be conducting a series of experiments to see if they can reduce the size and weight of the temperature control systems that will be needed to support space travel to the Moon, Mars and beyond.
A metal mechanical box, with the sides open sits flat on a table, as two individuals - wearing gloves, lab coats and hair masks - examine the interior of the box.
Aug 5, 2021
A lot of power means a lot of heat. NASA’s future missions to explore the Moon and Mars will require enormous amounts of electrical power and hardware to support astronauts and drive new technologies. This increase in power, however, also increases the amount of heat generated—and then that heat... Read More
Photo of four researchers around a metal box in a research lab