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

Sep 6, 2022
New findings from a study using fruit flies on the International Space Station suggest that space travel has an impact on the central nervous system, but that artificial gravity provides partial protection against those changes.
Aug 17, 2022
When gazing up at the Moon in the night sky, envision a future where humans can live and work on the lunar surface. Part of that work includes valuable research, as the Moon offers two environments important for science – and to which we do not currently have access down on the ground: The Moon’s... Read More
In the foreground, is capsule orbiting around the cratered surface of the Moon with half of Earth appearing behind.
Aug 15, 2022
With GeneLab, NASA’s open repository for space biology data, anyone – from students to specialists – can explore and make discoveries about ways life from Earth is affected by the conditions of space.
Aug 9, 2022
When it is solicited, F.7 Support for Open Source Tools, Frameworks, and Libraries (OSTFL) seeks proposals for the improvement and sustainment of high-value, open-source tools, frameworks, and libraries that have made significant impacts to the SMD science community.
Aug 2, 2022
Determining how blood-flow patterns near valves in the veins affect the movement of red blood cells may identify ways to prevent blood clots in astronauts.
Photo of a man and woman in lab coats working at a computer and microscope
Jun 30, 2022
NASA’s Physical Sciences Research Program has selected five ground-based proposals in response to the Physical Sciences Informatics System call for proposals. This program element is part of Science Mission Directorate (SMD) Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences - 2021 (ROSES-2021)... Read More
Photo of the international space station in orbit above a blue and white earth and against a black background.
Jun 23, 2022
You may not be familiar with the term “colloids;” yet, they are a part of our everyday lives. Colloids are mixtures of microscopic particles suspended in fluids — substances that are part solid, part liquid. In our daily life, colloids are found in everything from toothpaste to ketchup, paint to... Read More
Astronaut inside the International Space Station holding onto white framed box with bright open area containing black wires and other mechanics inside.
May 31, 2022
In space, it’s not as easy as taking a convenient trip to the grocery store and having a wide variety of nutritious options to choose from in order to prepare a well-balanced meal. To thrive in deep space, it’s essential for astronauts to have access to nutrient-rich foods. Currently, they take... Read More
Scientist fills small cylinders with samples of soil and microbes.
May 17, 2022
Harvesting and containment technologies for microgreens may allow astronauts to add these delicious, nutritious crops to their space diet.
May 12, 2022
NASA-funded study breaks new ground in plant research.