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The Power of Studying Combustion on the ISS Poster
Mar 13, 2018
Scientists are learning more about combustion through a series of experiments on the International Space Station.
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.             
The Omics of Space Travel Poster
Oct 30, 2015
The Fine Motor Skills experiment on the station is looking at how long-duration microgravity effects fine motor task performance.             
Using a Tablet Computer Poster
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.
Space Coffee Poster
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.
ScienceCasts: Subtracting Gravity from Alzheimer's
Jan 27, 2015
Researchers are using a pair of robots to examine the strange way fluids slosh and bubble on the International Space Station
ScienceCasts: The Strange Way Fluids Slosh on the International Space Station
Earth, ISS
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.
ScienceCasts: A Giant Among Earth Satellites
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.
ScienceCasts: Jellyfish Flame on the International Space Station
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
ScienceCasts: Fruit Flies on the International Space Station
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."
ScienceCasts: A Laser Message from Space: 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.
ScienceCasts: Lettuce Orbit Earth - A New Form of Life Takes Root on the ISS
Apr 7, 2014
Next year, with the assistance of the world's only twin astronauts, NASA will conduct an unprecedented experiment in human biology. While one twin remains on the ground, the other will circle Earth onboard the International Space Station for a full year. Will the twins still be identical when... Read More
ScienceCasts: Unexpected Teleconnections in Noctilucent Clouds
Feb 13, 2014
With the space station no longer "under construction," the world's most advanced orbital laboratory is open for business. The station has just received a 10-year extension from NASA, giving researchers the time they need to take full advantage of its unique capabilities.
ScienceCasts: 10 More Years
Universe, ISS
Jan 30, 2014
NASA researchers plan to create the coldest spot in the known Universe--inside the International Space Station. The device, known as the Cold Atom Lab, could discover new forms of matter and novel quantum phenomena.
ScienceCasts: The Coolest Spot in the Universe
Jan 3, 2014
Astronauts on the ISS are experimenting with a form of water that has a strange property: it can help start fire. This fundamental physics investigation could have down-to-Earth benefits such as clean-burning municipal waste disposal and improved saltwater purification.
ScienceCasts: Starting Fire in Water