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Feb 26, 2021
Ask any scientist or researcher when they first became interested in their profession, and many will say it was while they were in high school. NASA is capitalizing on this by growing the nation’s next generation of scientists while they are rising juniors and seniors. GeneLab for High Schools, or... Read More
GeneLab for High School logo: computer, satellite and dna illustrations surrounding a sphere
Feb 22, 2021
Microbes Survive Balloon Ride to Mars-Like Habitat in the Sky
Feb 19, 2021
On Feb. 20, 2021, Northrop Grumman will launch its Cygnus cargo spacecraft aboard an Antares rocket to deliver several tons of cargo and supplies to the International Space Station for its 15th resupply mission (CRS-15). Included in these bulky supplies will be a handful of items that weigh no more... Read More
Photo of protein crystals growing in a petri dish.
Feb 10, 2021
Scientists are about to learn more precisely what causes space-related loss of muscle strength by studying a tiny worm in a biology experiment starting soon on the International Space Station.
Feb 5, 2021
NASA will host a media teleconference Thursday, February 11, to discuss science investigations and technology demonstrations launching on Northrop Grumman’s 15th commercial resupply mission for the agency to the International Space Station.
The U.S. Cygnus space freighter from Northrop Grumman and its prominent cymbal-shaped UltraFlex solar arrays are pictured
Feb 2, 2021
There’s good news for scientific researchers working for academic, industrial, and government organizations around the country: NASA’s Physical Sciences Program will soon issue a call for proposals in its quest for new scientific knowledge.
Six spheres list data found in each category.
Jan 29, 2021
An early challenge turned into a surprise success on the International Space Station that could be a boon for the future of space crop production.
Jan 19, 2021
Saffire-V tests larger, more dynamic fires in space.
Jan 14, 2021
An expanding research partnership between the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will help develop new ways of growing food on Earth and in space.
Aerial image showing green and grey peninsula of land surrounded by ocean in shades of light teal blue to dark greenish blue.
Jan 7, 2021
NASA and the NSF have signed a memorandum of understanding affirming the agencies’ intent to continue their longstanding partnership in mutually beneficial research activities advancing space, Earth, biological, and physical sciences to further U.S. national space policy and promote the... Read More
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, right, and NSF Director Sethuraman Panchanathan