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Space Experiments, Space Biology
May 17, 2022
Harvesting and containment technologies for microgreens may allow astronauts to add these delicious, nutritious crops to their space diet.
Space Experiments
May 12, 2022
NASA-funded study breaks new ground in plant research.
Space Experiments
Apr 18, 2022
Researchers completed a series of experiments on the International Space Station that explored flame behavior without the influence of gravity to understand the underlying physics behind flame structure and behavior.
Space Experiments
Apr 5, 2022
What started five years ago as a casual conversation among a small group at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center recently showed results that one day may help feed astronauts on long-duration space missions.
Space Experiments
Mar 17, 2022
The Gemini III mission carried two remarkable firsts: an astronaut’s smuggled sandwich and NASA’s first fundamental space biology experiment in orbit.
Space Experiments
Mar 7, 2022
The NASA-funded experiment will test two technologies that could eventually enable quantum computers to communicate with each other no matter where they are located.
Space Experiments, Space Biology
Mar 1, 2022
NASA, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announce the award of 8 contracts in a multi-agency collaboration that will extend tissue viability and... Read More
Space Experiments, Space Biology, Physical Sciences
Feb 16, 2022
When Northrop Grumman’s 17th Commercial Resupply Mission to the International Space Station launches in mid-February, it will carry three investigations of particular interest to NASA’s Biological and Physical Sciences Division.  “It’s not often we get the opportunity to launch experiments with... Read More
Two rows atop one another with the top row showing a blue crescent growing larger into a bright orange ball in six stages, and the bottom row showing the reverse – a large glowing orange orb fades into a very thin blue crescent also in six stages.
Space Experiments
Feb 16, 2022
The Solid Fuel Ignition and Extinction (SoFIE) project launching to the International Space Station could light the way to understanding fire in space and how to put it out.
Space Experiments
Feb 15, 2022
A NASA-sponsored team is developing soilless nutrient delivery and recovery technologies that will be demonstrated via plant tests aboard the International Space Station.
Photo of a man working on plants under grow lights
Space Experiments, Space Biology
Feb 11, 2022
NASA’s STAR Program Equips Researchers to Conduct Experiments in Space Biosciences
A collage of people
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.