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Space Experiments, Space Biology
Jun 2, 2021
When the Falcon 9 rocket launches on June 3, it will be carrying thousands of pounds of cargo to the International Space Station aboard SpaceX’s 22nd commercial resupply services mission. Yet the last five items to be loaded will weigh less than an ounce. These include two plant and two animal... Read More
A semi-transparent image of a tardigrade against a black background. The tardigrade is plump, with four pairs of legs. The head end is at the right. Colors are used to identify the tardigrade’s internal systems.
Space Experiments, Space Biology
May 28, 2021
NASA has selected two flight proposals to conduct experiments on the International Space Station (ISS) using a new flow boiling module for the Flow Boiling and Condensation Experiment (FBCE) in support of in-space cryogenic propellant tank transfer research.
Photo of 2 spacecraft in orbit against a dark atmosphere with the moon in the background
Space Experiments, Space Biology
Apr 29, 2021
Dr. Kiss was the Co-Principal Investigator for the Seedling Growth project, a NASA supported series of plant biology experiments onboard the International Space Station. 
Space Experiments, Space Biology
Apr 16, 2021
In the Growing Beyond Earth Program teachers and students conduct research similar to how plants are being grown in the Veggie chamber on the International Space Station. Students conduct experiment trials, collect data on different crop types and growing techniques, and report these data in a... Read More
Photo of a young female student watering seeds in a grow box emitting a pink glow (left) and a female astronaut water seeds on the International Space Station in a grow box that is also emitting a pink glow.
Space Experiments, Space Biology, Physical Sciences
Mar 9, 2021
NASA seeks to understand the impact of the spaceflight environment on organisms in preparation for long-duration missions. Spectrum was developed to undertake these types of studies using model organisms on ISS.
Series of 3 photos (left to right) a man next to the spectrum box, middle - a male astronaut inserting a specimen plate into the spectrum box, right - a female astronaut holding the speciman plate
Space Experiments, Space Biology
Feb 26, 2021
Ask any scientist or researcher when they first became interested in their profession, and many will say it was while they were in high school. NASA is capitalizing on this by growing the nation’s next generation of scientists while they are rising juniors and seniors. GeneLab for High Schools, or... Read More
GeneLab for High School logo: computer, satellite and dna illustrations surrounding a sphere
Space Experiments, Space Biology, Physical Sciences
Feb 19, 2021
On Feb. 20, 2021, Northrop Grumman will launch its Cygnus cargo spacecraft aboard an Antares rocket to deliver several tons of cargo and supplies to the International Space Station for its 15th resupply mission (CRS-15). Included in these bulky supplies will be a handful of items that weigh no more... Read More
Photo of protein crystals growing in a petri dish.
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, Space Biology, Physical Sciences
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, Space Biology, Physical Sciences
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 Christina Koch working on the Cold Atom Lab
Space Experiments, Space Biology
Sep 17, 2019
Researchers from around the world convened at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida in August for a two-day workshop focused on the use of autonomy and robotics for crop production in space. Over seventy researchers representing NASA, industry, academia and other government agencies came together... Read More
A room full of several people watching a presentation about the Mars-Lunar Greenhouse projected on a screen.