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

Nov 17, 2020
The NASA Space Biology Program (formerly the Space Life and Physical Sciences Research and Applications Division of HEOMD) element focuses on ideas that will increase NASA's understanding of how living systems respond to the unique environments that are encountered during space exploration,... Read More
Nov 2, 2020
Legacy of Space Station Biology Samples Stored in Unique Archive
Oct 15, 2020
NASA’s division for Biological and Physical Sciences (BPS) research in space just found a new home on Earth. From plunging the temperature of atoms to advance technologies like your cell phone, to growing food in space to help humans reach new destinations, BPS has a hand in an enormous range of... Read More
Photo of astronaut Jessica Koch working on the Cold Atom Lab
Sep 25, 2020
New, Exciting Experiments Headed to the International Space Station
Sep 18, 2020
NASA announces the award of 18 grants 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.
Sep 8, 2020
Orbiting some 250 miles overhead is the International Space Station, the brightest object in the night sky, except for the Moon and Venus. For almost 20 years, astronauts have continuously lived and worked on the space station.
Sep 2, 2020
Researchers have used the International Space Station for almost 20 years to better understand the behavior of colloids – both to improve products used in our everyday lives and create entirely new ones.
Jul 16, 2020
Most of the energy and power used on Earth comes from burning fossil fuels. Combustion sparked the industrial revolution, and today it provides us with reliable power, clean water, a stable food supply and a whole lot more. Unfortunately, one downside of all that progress is pollution, which leads... Read More
Astronaut David St. Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency works on the Combustion Integrated Rack (CIR) used in the ACME Flames Project.
Jul 15, 2020
When most people think of NASA, they picture mission control in Houston or maybe space shuttle launches from Cape Canaveral in Florida. But Vermont? Puerto Rico? Kansas? Not likely – unless they’re familiar with a little-known, but invaluable, program called EPSCoR – the Established Program to... Read More
Man attired in lab clothing and classes working with his hands on a metal cylinder.
Jun 12, 2020
NASA's Cold Atom Lab Takes One Giant Leap for Quantum Science