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Space Experiments
Jan 19, 2021
Saffire-V tests larger, more dynamic fires in space.
Earth, Space Experiments, Space Biology
Jan 14, 2021
An expanding research partnership between the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will help develop new ways of growing food on Earth and in space.
Aerial image showing green and grey peninsula of land surrounded by ocean in shades of light teal blue to dark greenish blue.
Space Experiments, Physical Sciences, Space Biology
Jan 7, 2021
NASA and the NSF have signed a memorandum of understanding affirming the agencies’ intent to continue their longstanding partnership in mutually beneficial research activities advancing space, Earth, biological, and physical sciences to further U.S. national space policy and promote the... Read More
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, right, and NSF Director Sethuraman Panchanathan
Space Experiments
Dec 22, 2020
Interferometry of atomic matter-waves has been demonstrated for the first time in orbit, opening the door for precision quantum sensing for both fundamental and applied physics applications ranging from tests of general relativity to planetary geodesy.
View of the atom interferometry-capable Science Module inside two layers of magnetic shields during the pre-launch build/testing phase at JPL.
Space Experiments
Dec 16, 2020
A few intrepid researchers will begin an arduous journey to Antarctica on Dec. 20 to conduct plant cultivation investigations in an extremely remote region of the world.
Space Experiments
Dec 4, 2020
Ames Sends Rodents, Cells, and Microbes to Space Station on SpaceX Mission
Space Experiments
Dec 2, 2020
Astronauts Harvest First Radish Crop on International Space Station.
Space Experiments
Nov 25, 2020
There are notable impacts on the biology of living things in the harsh environment of space. A team of scientists has now identified a possible underlying driver of these impacts: the powerhouse of the cell, called mitochondria, experiences changes in activity during spaceflight.
Space Experiments
Nov 2, 2020
Legacy of Space Station Biology Samples Stored in Unique Archive
Space Experiments, Physical Sciences, Space Biology
Oct 15, 2020
NASA’s division for Biological and Physical Sciences (BPS) research in space just found a new home on Earth. From plunging the temperature of atoms to advance technologies like your cell phone, to growing food in space to help humans reach new destinations, BPS has a hand in an enormous range of... Read More
Photo of astronaut Jessica Koch working on the Cold Atom Lab
Space Experiments
Sep 25, 2020
New, Exciting Experiments Headed to the International Space Station
Space Experiments
Sep 18, 2020
NASA announces the award of 18 grants 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
Sep 8, 2020
Orbiting some 250 miles overhead is the International Space Station, the brightest object in the night sky, except for the Moon and Venus. For almost 20 years, astronauts have continuously lived and worked on the space station.
Space Experiments
Sep 2, 2020
Researchers have used the International Space Station for almost 20 years to better understand the behavior of colloids – both to improve products used in our everyday lives and create entirely new ones.