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

 
May 4, 2021
To help protect future space assets and astronauts from dangerous effects that arise from Moon/Mars dust exposure, NASA is developing a new technology that will utilize electron beams/ultraviolet light to remove dust.
Apr 29, 2021
Dr. Kiss was the Co-Principal Investigator for the Seedling Growth project, a NASA supported series of plant biology experiments onboard the International Space Station. 
Apr 27, 2021
Astronauts on the International Space Station recently enjoyed a fresh supply of leafy greens, thanks in large part to the efforts of Expedition 64 crew member Michael Hopkins.
Apr 16, 2021
In the Growing Beyond Earth Program teachers and students conduct research similar to how plants are being grown in the Veggie chamber on the International Space Station. Students conduct experiment trials, collect data on different crop types and growing techniques, and report these data in a... Read More
Photo of a young female student watering seeds in a grow box emitting a pink glow (left) and a female astronaut water seeds on the International Space Station in a grow box that is also emitting a pink glow.
Apr 15, 2021
Gateway Instruments to Improve Radiation Detection for Artemis Astronauts
Apr 14, 2021
Researchers from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center plant pepper seeds in seed carriers inside the Space Life Sciences Lab on April 8, 2021, as part of the Plant Habitat-04 (PH-04) experiment.
Apr 7, 2021
As NASA plans long-duration missions to the Moon and Mars, a key factor is figuring out how to feed crews during their weeks, months, and even years in space.
Mar 9, 2021
NASA seeks to understand the impact of the spaceflight environment on organisms in preparation for long-duration missions. Spectrum was developed to undertake these types of studies using model organisms on ISS.
Series of 3 photos (left to right) a man next to the spectrum box, middle - a male astronaut inserting a specimen plate into the spectrum box, right - a female astronaut holding the speciman plate
Mar 4, 2021
NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins’ enthusiasm for learning to grow plants in space has proven fruitful for the agency’s Vegetable Production System (Veggie).