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.
Jul 10, 2015
Advances in the understanding of how fluids behave in low gravity is key to spacecraft operations. A long-awaited spin-off is an excellent cup of coffee in space.
Mar 4, 2015
The key to unraveling the mysterious cause of Alzheimer's disease may not lie in the recesses of the human brain, but rather in the weightless expanses of outer space.
Jan 27, 2015
Researchers are using a pair of robots to examine the strange way fluids slosh and bubble on the International Space Station
Sep 24, 2014
The weekend launch of ISS-RapidScat onboard SpaceX-4 has kickstarted a new era for the International Space Station as a giant Earth-observing satellite.
Sep 9, 2014
Astronauts onboard the International Space Station report seeing flames that behave like jellyfish. Video of the microgravity phenomenon is a must-see.
Jul 1, 2014
A new species is about to join astronauts on the International Space Station: Drosophila melanogaster, also known as the "fruit fly." Genetically speaking, the bug-eyed insects have a lot in common with human beings, and they are poised to teach researchers a great deal about voyaging into... Read More
Solar System, ISS
Jun 17, 2014
In early June, a laser beam lanced out of the night sky over California, heralding a breakthrough in space communications. The message it carried was "Hello, World."
Apr 25, 2014
A new life form is taking root on the ISS, and its name is "Outregeous." The space-faring lettuce was delivered to the space station by a SpaceX Dragon capsule on April 20th.