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

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
Dec 22, 2020
Interferometry of atomic matter-waves has been demonstrated for the first time in orbit, opening the door for precision quantum sensing for both fundamental and applied physics applications ranging from tests of general relativity to planetary geodesy.
View of the atom interferometry-capable Science Module inside two layers of magnetic shields during the pre-launch build/testing phase at JPL.
Dec 16, 2020
A few intrepid researchers will begin an arduous journey to Antarctica on Dec. 20 to conduct plant cultivation investigations in an extremely remote region of the world.
Dec 4, 2020
The NASA Space Biology Program (formerly the Space Life and Physical Sciences Research and Applications Division of HEOMD) element focuses on ideas that will increase NASA's understanding of how living systems respond to the unique environments that are encountered during space exploration,... Read More
Dec 4, 2020
Ames Sends Rodents, Cells, and Microbes to Space Station on SpaceX Mission