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ISS, Sky Watching, Meteor Showers
Dec 13, 2018
The Geminids meteor shower will be viewed from above by the Meteor camera on the International Space Station, as well as from below by sky watchers on Earth.
Enjoying the Geminids From Above and Below Poster
ISS
Nov 19, 2018
The Refabricator on the International Space Station is a hybrid 3D printer that can also recycle materials to make new items.
The In-Space Refabricator Poster
Earth, ISS
Oct 5, 2018
NASA's ECOSTRESS mission is studying how plants sweat, providing detailed measurements of plant temperatures from space.
Sweating Can Be Cool Poster
Earth, ISS
Oct 5, 2018
Did you ever notice how the air can seem cooler when you enter a forest? Humans aren’t the only living things that sweat to cool off. When trees and plants “sweat,” they cool themselves andcan cool the surrounding air.Through a process called transpiration,water and nutrients are taken up by plant... Read More
Sweating Can Be Cool Poster
ISS
Oct 2, 2018
In August 1984, President Ronald Reagan announced NASA’s plan to send “one of America’s finest—a teacher” to space aboard space shuttle Challenger. Of 11,000 aspirants for the adventure, 37-year-old high school teacher Christa McAuliffe from Concord, New Hampshire, was chosen. As the first teacher... Read More
Reach For It Poster
ISS
Oct 2, 2018
During the Year of Education on Station, NASA astronauts Joe Acaba and Ricky Arnold have shared their love of STEM and their passion for teaching.
Reach For It Poster
ISS
Sep 26, 2018
Gloveboxes on the ISS allow for experiments on materials that you wouldn't want escaping into the station's enclosed space.
Thinking Inside the Box Poster
ISS
Sep 26, 2018
Most people picture a glovebox as the small space on the passenger side of your car. But if you’re an astronaut floating 250 miles up, you might picture a large glass enclosure that allows you to conduct experiments that could change how we live both on and off Earth. 
Earth, Sun, ISS
Aug 16, 2018
The Sun. It inspires songs, warms us, and grows our food. Life on land and in the oceans, the daily weather, and long-term climate patterns happen primarily because of energy we receive from our closest star. Even tiny variations in that energy can affect the workings of our planet’s atmosphere.... Read More
Follow the Sun Poster
Earth, Sun, ISS
Aug 16, 2018
The TSIS instrument on the International Space Station is continuing NASA's 40-year record of tracking the Sun's radiant energy.
Follow the Sun Poster
ISS
Jul 16, 2018
The WORF and the optical quality window on the station are a perfect blend of art and science, allowing for Earth science research and amazing high-resolution photos of the Earth.
An Intersection of Art and Science on the Station Poster
ISS
Jul 16, 2018
Large and powerful telescopes have delivered stunning images of our Galaxy and the universe. A little closer to home, my colleagues have taken some equally stunning photographs of our own planet from the International Space Station.
An Intersection of Art and Science on the Station Poster
ISS
May 16, 2018
NASA researchers are creating a spot colder than the vacuum of space inside the International Space Station. In 2018, a new atomic refrigerator will blast off for the space station. It’s called the Cold Atom Lab (CAL), and it can refrigerate matter to one ten billionth of a degree above... Read More
Cool Science on the International Space Station Poster
ISS
May 16, 2018
NASA researchers are creating a spot colder than the vacuum of space inside the International Space Station.
Cool Science on the International Space Station Poster