The International Space Station is well known as an orbiting laboratory, but during the past decade the station has also served a very different role - that of being a business incubator. One of its star products is the CubeSat.
The commercialization of low-Earth orbit is enabling a new market in space, while aiding NASA in its mission of exploration and discovery.
Earth observing instruments on the space station along with photography from crew members serve to keep a multifunctional eye on our home planet.
Scientists are using AMS-02 on the Space Station to study fundamental particles originating from sources up to billions of light years away. These particles may hold the key to understanding both the composition and history of our universe.
The International Space Station provides the only microgravity environment in which we can test technologies critical to our deep-space exploration in the near and far-term future.
AMS-02 is helping scientists investigate many fundamental physics questions from its place on the space station. Astronauts are conducting a series of space walks to perform repairs and extend the life of the observatory.
One of the largest human-made permanent magnets in space resides on the International Space Station (ISS), and it’s helping scientists better understand the origins of our universe. The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS-02) is an observatory that is collecting data from measurements of cosmic rays,... Read More
Welcome to the world of 3D biomanufacturing, a cutting-edge practice on Earth that is being tested aboard the International Space Station.
Experiments have taken place aboard the International Space Station to study cement based concrete in microgravity.
The Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) on the space station beams laser light down to Earth to reveal the height and density of trees and vegetation.
Living 3D versions of human organs called Tissue Chips are being sent to the International Space Station to be studied in microgravity.
The relationship between a successful exploration mission and balanced nutrition is vital in the extreme vastness of outer space.
ISS, Sky Watching, Meteor Showers
The Geminids meteor shower will be viewed from above by the Meteor camera on the International Space Station, as well as from below by sky watchers on Earth.
The Refabricator on the International Space Station is a hybrid 3D printer that can also recycle materials to make new items.