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Universe, Solar System, Sun, Space Experiments
Nov 24, 2021
Are you interested in starting your own citizen science project?  NASA's Citizen Science Seed Funding Program can help!  
Space Experiments, Space Biology
Oct 25, 2021
Multi-Agency Research Initiative Could Lead to Improved Medical Treatments and Support Deep-Space Exploration
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Space Experiments, Space Biology
Sep 10, 2021
The measurement of the effects of space-relevant stresses on organisms, and fundamental research into the underlying mechanisms of those effects, are core components of NASA's Space Biology Program. These stresses include galactic cosmic radiation (GCR), solar particle events (SPEs), and reduced... Read More
Space Experiments, Space Biology
Sep 10, 2021
NASA announces the award of 10 grants or cooperative agreements for exciting new Space Biology research that will advance NASA’s understanding of how living systems respond, acclimate, and adapt to the space environment in support of human space exploration.
Space Experiments
Aug 26, 2021
When the Space X23 rocket launches on August 28th to resupply the International Space Station, it will carry two experiments designed to sustain humans as they go farther and stay longer in deep space.
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Space Experiments, Physical Sciences
Aug 9, 2021
In space, weight matters. So do size and energy efficiency. Which is why scientists will be conducting a series of experiments to see if they can reduce the size and weight of the temperature control systems that will be needed to support space travel to the Moon, Mars and beyond.
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Space Experiments
Aug 5, 2021
A lot of power means a lot of heat. NASA’s future missions to explore the Moon and Mars will require enormous amounts of electrical power and hardware to support astronauts and drive new technologies. This increase in power, however, also increases the amount of heat generated—and then that heat... Read More
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Space Experiments, Physical Sciences
Jun 16, 2021
NASA’s Physical Sciences Research Program selected five ground-based proposals in response to the research announcement “Use of the NASA Physical Sciences Informatics System – Appendix G.” These five research projects, involving recognized experts in the fields of combustion science, complex fluids... Read More
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Space Experiments, Space Biology
Jun 2, 2021
When the Falcon 9 rocket launches on June 3, it will be carrying thousands of pounds of cargo to the International Space Station aboard SpaceX’s 22nd commercial resupply services mission. Yet the last five items to be loaded will weigh less than an ounce. These include two plant and two animal... Read More
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Space Experiments, Space Biology
May 28, 2021
NASA has selected two flight proposals to conduct experiments on the International Space Station (ISS) using a new flow boiling module for the Flow Boiling and Condensation Experiment (FBCE) in support of in-space cryogenic propellant tank transfer research.
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Space Experiments, Space Biology
Apr 29, 2021
Dr. Kiss was the Co-Principal Investigator for the Seedling Growth project, a NASA supported series of plant biology experiments onboard the International Space Station. 
Space Experiments, Space Biology
Apr 16, 2021
In the Growing Beyond Earth Program teachers and students conduct research similar to how plants are being grown in the Veggie chamber on the International Space Station. Students conduct experiment trials, collect data on different crop types and growing techniques, and report these data in a... Read More
Photo of a young female student watering seeds in a grow box emitting a pink glow (left) and a female astronaut water seeds on the International Space Station in a grow box that is also emitting a pink glow.
Space Experiments, Space Biology
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
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Space Experiments, Space Biology, Physical Sciences
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
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Space Experiments
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