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

Jan 21, 2022
In space, far from the strong tug of Earth’s gravity, astronauts experience a number of changes that could affect their health. Understanding these effects of weightlessness, as well as how to treat them, will be vital to a successful future for humans in space.
Jan 3, 2022
NASA’s Biological and Physical Sciences Division (BPS) launches new Twitter account on Sir Isaac Newton’s birthday.
Man on left in black shirt and woman on right in red shirt smile as they watch five yellow apples float weightlessly in the foreground.
Dec 16, 2021
In late December, SpaceX-24 will deliver a payload to the International Space Station. Three new experiments that will help scientists better understand specific biological and physical phenomena will be on board.
Weightless woman wearing white gloves uses white cloth to wipe the surface of walls in the International Space Station.
Dec 14, 2021
A NASA-sponsored team has developed a discovery environment that enables researchers to explore information on radiation exposure from numerous spaceflight experiments and extend our understanding of how radiation affects life forms in space.
Photograph of three team members working at a table with a flask containing a yellow-green fluid, a clear canister with a rooted plant and a metal box.
Dec 7, 2021
When humans travel to the International Space Station, they bring microbes with them. Since the construction of the space station began in 1998, the station has become an environment of its own with a unique microbial population.
Dec 7, 2021
Plant Scientist Harvests Success in Antarctica EDEN Greenhouse.
Nov 24, 2021
Are you interested in starting your own citizen science project?  NASA's Citizen Science Seed Funding Program can help!  
Image of a colorful blues and dark browns nebula with stars.
Oct 25, 2021
Multi-Agency Research Initiative Could Lead to Improved Medical Treatments and Support Deep-Space Exploration
Photograph of a hand holding a colorized chip being handed to a gloved hand.
Oct 8, 2021
F.10 Payloads and Research Investigations on the Surface of the Moon (PRISM) has been clarified and updated in number of ways: small changes were made to Section 3, Section 5.3.1 provides more details on requirements for the Inclusion Plan, and Section 6.2 includes updated guidance on the budget... Read More
Sep 28, 2021
NASA is demonstrating that even without the help of gravity, hydroponic plant watering methods can enable plant habitats aboard crewed or robotic space missions.
Photograph of a woman on the ISS next to the hydroponics research experiment with orange fluid in clear boxes connected by tubes.