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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.
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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.
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Space Experiments
Aug 23, 2021
NASA Tests Ways to Reduce Stress in Plants Growing in Space.
Space Experiments, Physical Sciences
Aug 9, 2021
In space, weight matters. So do size and energy efficiency. Which is why scientists will be conducting a series of experiments to see if they can reduce the size and weight of the temperature control systems that will be needed to support space travel to the Moon, Mars and beyond.
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Space Experiments
Aug 5, 2021
A lot of power means a lot of heat. NASA’s future missions to explore the Moon and Mars will require enormous amounts of electrical power and hardware to support astronauts and drive new technologies. This increase in power, however, also increases the amount of heat generated—and then that heat... Read More
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Space Experiments
Jul 20, 2021
Loss of muscle mass and strength in astronauts remains an issue for space exploration. A NASA-funded research team has developed a new device called the NemaFlex chip to measure muscle strength over multiple generations of worms born and raised on the International Space Station (ISS).
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Space Experiments, Physical Sciences
Jun 16, 2021
NASA’s Physical Sciences Research Program selected five ground-based proposals in response to the research announcement “Use of the NASA Physical Sciences Informatics System – Appendix G.” These five research projects, involving recognized experts in the fields of combustion science, complex fluids... Read More
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Space Experiments
Jun 3, 2021
The tardigrade, a microscopic animal able to survive in some of the most extreme environments, is being studied aboard the International Space Station to understand how it tolerates prolonged spaceflight and how that knowledge can be used to better protect humans in space.