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May 26, 2022
Scientists are working hard to better understand why vision changes occur for some astronauts in microgravity, while continuously developing strategies to counter those changes.
Vision Changes in Space Poster
Earth, ISS
Apr 21, 2022
To date, over 4 million photos taken by humans from space have been collected. These photographs are taken for many purposes, from artistic to the scientific, and help to show how our planet changes over time.
Observing Change Over Time Poster
Mar 3, 2022
T2 is one of the station’s treadmill. AR is augmented reality. And NASA is using its treadmill to test how crew members can use AR to make repairs in space.
T2AR on the ISS Poster
Jan 26, 2022
A cornucopia of species bring the interior of the station to life, and also bring a plethora of scientific knowledge contributing to humans thriving both on Earth and beyond the edge of our planet.
Teeming Life on the ISS Poster
Solar System, ISS
Nov 22, 2021
The new ISS Roll Out Solar Arrays (iROSA) being installed on the space station are providing power to the station with improved efficiency. ROSA technology will also help power the Gateway lunar outpost, and the DART mission as it makes its way to the Didymos asteroid system.
The Power of the Station's New Solar Arrays Poster
Jun 21, 2021
The International Space Station is a one-of-a-kind laboratory, allowing for experiments in microgravity conditions that couldn’t be duplicated on Earth. It has also proven to have the capacity to serve as an incubator for new business, accelerating the development of a new space economy in low-... Read More
Earth, ISS
Mar 23, 2021
Colorful bursts of energy above thunderstorms called transient luminous events can be observed from the International Space Station. Instruments on the station are helping scientists study these particle outbursts, which may prove useful to better understand our climate, weather, and the behaviors... Read More
Observing Lightning from the ISS Poster
Nov 16, 2020
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 Small Satellite That’s Paying Big Dividends Poster
Jul 24, 2020
The commercialization of low-Earth orbit is enabling a new market in space, while aiding NASA in its mission of exploration and discovery.
A Growing Market at Gravity's Edge Poster
Earth, ISS
Apr 22, 2020
Earth observing instruments on the space station along with photography from crew members serve to keep a multifunctional eye on our home planet.
Keeping an Eye on Earth - Poster
Universe, ISS
Mar 10, 2020
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.
Finding the Invisible Poster
Dec 6, 2019
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.
Making Space for Technology Development Poster
Universe, ISS
Nov 21, 2019
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.
Unlocking the Origins of the Universe Poster
Universe, ISS
Nov 21, 2019
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
Unlocking the Origins of the Universe Poster