Oct 10, 2017
Transient Luminous Events (TLEs) are flashes and glows that appear above storms and are results of activity occurring in and below those storms. Researchers are working to better understand lightning and thunderstorms, how they form and develop over time, and why storms produce different TLEs in... Read More
Aug 11, 2017
The cosmic ray detector known as CREAM is headed for the International Space Station, with a goal of measuring the highest energy possible for direct measurement of high-energy cosmic rays.
Jun 19, 2017
Scientists have been studying plant growth on the International Space Station. The results could help boost the productivity of both extraterrestrial and earthly gardens.
May 31, 2017
NASA studies are looking at the effects of space travel on the human body's immune system.
Mar 7, 2017
NASA has launched an ozone sensor to help monitor long-term change in the ozone layer. This sensor, called SAGE III, will be installed on the International Space Station in 2017.
Dec 13, 2016
A new NASA study on the International Space Station is investigating how different light spectra can be used to effect astronauts' sleep, or lack of sleep.
Aug 29, 2016
A DNA sequencer recently delivered to the International Space Station could open the door to exciting forms of research ranging from the search for life to the development of new pharmaceutical treatments.
Jul 28, 2016
As hurricane season unfolds, a helpful set of eyes mounted on the International Space Station allows scientists to observe massive storms from a special angle.
May 27, 2016
For the first time, researchers have identified a genetic marker associated with a spaceflight medical issue. It is in the enzymes associated with the "1 carbon pathway."
Feb 23, 2016
About three quarters of ISS astronauts experience changes in the structure and function of their eyes. An experiment on the space station called the "Fluid Shifts Study" is investigating these vision problems in space.
Jan 20, 2016
Astronauts recently experienced an historic vegetable moment when they ate a salad made from lettuce grown on board the International Space Station.
Dec 28, 2015
NASA supported researchers are working on Synthetic Muscles that could be used to create humanoid robots for space exploration.
Nov 17, 2015
Many astronauts report a blurring of their eyesight in microgravity. Researchers are trying to get to the bottom of this phenomenon before astronauts travel to Mars and beyond.
Nov 13, 2015
During an unprecedented 1-year mission to the International Space Station, scientists are studying how astronauts' bodies respond to long-duration space travel.
Oct 30, 2015
The Fine Motor Skills experiment on the station is looking at how long-duration microgravity effects fine motor task performance.