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Space Experiments
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.
Space Experiments
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.
Space Experiments
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.
Space Experiments
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.
Space Experiments
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.
Space Experiments
Dec 7, 2021
Plant Scientist Harvests Success in Antarctica EDEN Greenhouse.
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!  
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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
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.
Space Experiments
Sep 14, 2021
Four pepper plants growing in the Advanced Plant Habitat (APH) aboard the International Space Station have sprouted several flowers in the past week.
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 29, 2021
The latest SpaceX Dragon resupply spacecraft is bound for the International Space Station after launching at 3:14 a.m. EDT Sunday from from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, carrying more than 4,800 pounds of science experiments, crew supplies, and spacecraft hardware.
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.
Two enclosed metal boxes set vertically one above the other. Both boxes have numerous and assorted ports. Short cables connect the two boxes to one-another. Two longer cables extend out of the image.