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August 31, 2015

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August 31, 2015

Out of This World: Research Into the Health Impacts of Human Spaceflight

July 15, 2015 — Pioneering research into the health impacts of spaceflight has been identified as a possible experiment to be conducted by a British astronaut on his maiden voyage to the International Space ... read more

July 2, 2015 — Space debris poses a growing threat to satellites and other spacecraft, which could be damaged in the event of a collision. A new German space surveillance system, schedudled to go into operation in ... read more

June 30, 2015 — Researchers are determining if a key rocket component can withstand the rigors of the next generation of space flight. The parts in question — bellows expansion joints — serve several functions ... read more

Cheek Muscles Hold Up Better Than Leg Muscles in Space

June 30, 2015 — Muscles need gravity to maintain optimal health, and when they do not have it, they deteriorate. A new report, however, suggests that this might not be true for all muscles, offering hope that there ... read more

June 3, 2015 — As astronauts embark on increasingly ambitious space missions, scientists have to figure out how to keep them healthy for longer periods far from Earth. That entails assuring the air they breathe and ... read more

Microbes Collected by Citizen Scientists and Grown on the International Space Station

May 27, 2015 — Do microbes grow differently on the International Space Station than they do on Earth? Results from the growth of microbes collected by citizen scientists in Project MERCCURI indicate that most ... read more

May 19, 2015 — Run far or run fast? That is one of the questions NASA is trying to answer with one of its latest studies -- and the answers may help keep us in shape on Earth, as well as in space. Even with regular ... read more

Space Lab to Elucidate How Liquid Cocktails Mix

May 11, 2015 — Zero-gravity experiments can tell us a great deal about the effects of temperature change on the concentrations of three different liquids that are mixed together. What does space experimentation ... read more

May 6, 2015 — Debris from the US Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) F13 satellite, which recently exploded in orbit, could pose a threat to other spacecraft and missions according to new research. On ... read more

Apr. 23, 2015 — Inside NASA's giant thermal vacuum chamber, called Chamber A, at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, the James Webb Space Telescope's Pathfinder backplane test model, is being ... read more

Apr. 23, 2015 — The glittering tapestry of young stars flaring to life in this new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image aptly resembles an exploding shell in a fireworks display. This vibrant image of the star ... read more

A Blueprint for Clearing the Skies of Space Debris

Apr. 17, 2015 — Scientists have put forward a blueprint for a purely space-based system to solve the growing problem of space debris. The proposal will be used to detect objects, and a recently developed ... read more

Apr. 9, 2015 — NASA plans to send advanced material into space on Monday, April 13. The Synthetic Muscle™ has been developed to adhere to metal, and could be used in robotics in deep space travel such as travel ... read more

Apr. 9, 2015 — You always want to be the last man standing, especially at NASA. Optimal functional performance, such as standing, is taken even more seriously when preparing for future missions to Mars and beyond. ... read more

Mar. 13, 2015 — Following a successful launch at 10:44 p.m. EDT Thursday, NASA's four Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) spacecraft are positioned in Earth's orbit to begin the first space mission dedicated ... read more

Mar. 6, 2015 — NASA's Dawn spacecraft has become the first mission to achieve orbit around a dwarf planet. The spacecraft was approximately 38,000 miles (61,000) kilometers from Ceres when it was captured by ... read more

Mar. 3, 2015 — The human body is approximately 60 percent fluids. During spaceflight, these fluids shift to the upper body and move across blood vessel and cell membranes differently than they normally do on Earth. ... read more

Feb. 27, 2015 — This week marked the completion of an important step on the path to spacecraft assembly, test, and launch operations for the Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security Regolith ... read more

Feb. 26, 2015 — Four new NASA Earth-observing missions are collecting data from space -- with a fifth newly in orbit -- after the busiest year of NASA Earth science launches in more than a ... read more

Feb. 19, 2015 — NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution has completed the first of five deep-dip maneuvers designed to gather measurements closer to the lower end of the Martian upper ... read more

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