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

 
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.
May 11, 2022
Through Topical Workshops, Symposia, and Conferences (TWSC F.12 of ROSES), the Science Mission Directorate (SMD) solicits proposals for  events, including asynchronous and virtual workshops, Open Source Science Initiatives, etc., that contribute to SMD's equity, science, technology and exploration... Read More
Apr 18, 2022
Researchers completed a series of experiments on the International Space Station that explored flame behavior without the influence of gravity to understand the underlying physics behind flame structure and behavior.
Apr 5, 2022
What started five years ago as a casual conversation among a small group at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center recently showed results that one day may help feed astronauts on long-duration space missions.
Mar 21, 2022
ROSES-2022 E.3 Complex Fluids included a notice that "NASA may solicit this program in ROSES this year." However, as a result of recent budget reduction, Amendment 9 announces that this program will not be solicited this year.
Mar 17, 2022
The Gemini III mission carried two remarkable firsts: an astronaut’s smuggled sandwich and NASA’s first fundamental space biology experiment in orbit.