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Space Station Science Highlights: Week of May 3, 2021

May 7th 2021 at 13:00
Crew members aboard the International Space Station conducted research during the week of May 3 that included studies of how space affects the human immune system and solidification of alloys in microgravity.

Enhanced Diet May Help Astronauts Adapt to Spaceflight

May 4th 2021 at 07:57
How does a diet purposefully packed with nutrients affect the immune system, the gut microbiome, and nutrition of astronauts? Researchers seek answers.

Space Station Science Highlights: Week of April 26, 2021

April 30th 2021 at 13:16
During the week of April 26, crew members aboard the International Space Station conducted research on self-assembling colloid structures, the role of gravity in controlling human movement, and flame behavior in microgravity.

Top Things to Know about Space Station Crew Handovers

April 29th 2021 at 11:30
With new flights to the International Space Station on U.S. commercial spacecraft through NASA's Commercial Crew program, the station is transitioning from indirect to direct crew handovers. What does this mean?

How Does Spaceflight Change Food Appeal?

April 28th 2021 at 15:05
In space, lost appetites can have serious consequences. A NASA study investigates β€œmenu fatigue” to help better design food systems for multi-year missions.

NASA Astronaut Paints a Picture of Success Growing Plants in Space

April 27th 2021 at 10:39
Astronauts on the International Space Station recently enjoyed a fresh supply of leafy greens, thanks in large part to the efforts of Expedition 64 crew member Michael Hopkins.

Crew-1 Astronauts Advance Research Aboard the International Space Station

April 26th 2021 at 10:00
After six months aboard the International Space Station, Crew-1 returns home on April 28, 2021. The four crew members -- NASA astronauts Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover, and Shannon Walker, and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Soichi Noguchi -- will travel back to Earth inside a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule.

Space Station Science Highlights: Week of April 19, 2021

April 23rd 2021 at 16:00
Scientific activities conducted aboard the International Space Station the week of April 19 included research on how microgravity affects muscle tissue in humans.

Space Station 20th: STS-100 Brings Canadian Robotic Arm to the Space Station

April 21st 2021 at 12:02
In April 2001, as the Expedition 2 crew of Yuri V. Usachev of Roscosmos and NASA astronauts James S. Voss and Susan J. Helms completed their first month aboard the International Space Station (ISS), the space shuttle Endeavour arrived at the space station on the STS-100 mission to install the Canadarm2 robotic system.

NASA’s SpaceX Crew Rescue and Recovery

April 19th 2021 at 12:15
NASA and SpaceX support a multi-agency operation to protect astronauts for rescue and recovery efforts.

Big Goals, Small Package: Enabling Compact Deliveries from Space

April 20th 2021 at 13:30
Researchers from the University of Kentucky in Lexington have developed a delivery system designed to carry research samples and other small payloads from astronauts on the International Space Station back to Earth.

How Scientists Are Using the International Space Station to Study Earth’s Climate

April 20th 2021 at 10:00
On Earth, we often look toward the sky longing to know what resides in the rest of the universe.

Crew-2 Astronauts Head to Space Station to Conduct Microgravity Science

April 19th 2021 at 14:23
NASA’s SpaceX 4 person Crew-2 mission is set to launch four astronauts to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon on Earth Day, April 22.

50 Years Ago: Launch of Salyut, the World’s First Space Station

April 19th 2021 at 09:14
On April 19, 1971, the Soviet Union placed into orbit Salyut, the world’s first space station. Designed for a 6-month on orbit operational lifetime, Salyut hosted the crew of Georgi T. Dobrovolski, Vladislav N. Volkov, and Viktor I. Patsayev for a then record-setting 24-day mission.

NASA’s NICER Probes the Squeezability of Neutron Stars

April 17th 2021 at 11:00
Matter in the hearts of neutron stars – dense remnants of exploded massive stars – takes the most extreme form we can measure. Now, thanks to data from NASA’s NICER, an X-ray telescope on the International Space Station, scientists have discovered that this mysterious matter is less squeezable than some physicists predicted.

Space Station Science Highlights: Week of April 12, 2021

April 16th 2021 at 16:00
Scientific activities conducted aboard the International Space Station the week of April 12 included testing autonomous robots, harvesting leafy green plants, and measuring radiation dose throughout the space station.

NASA Astronaut Kate Rubins’ Scientific Journey Aboard the International Space Station

April 13th 2021 at 11:00
During the past six months, NASA astronaut Kate Rubins has embodied what it means to be an International Space Station scientist.

Seven Ways the International Space Station Helps Us Study Plant Growth in Space

April 7th 2021 at 11:00
As NASA plans long-duration missions to the Moon and Mars, a key factor is figuring out how to feed crews during their weeks, months, and even years in space.

Space Station Science Highlights: Week of March 29, 2021

April 2nd 2021 at 16:16
Scientific activities conducted aboard the International Space Station the week of March 29 included testing the use of capillary fluidics to water plants, demonstrating a small optical communications system, and measuring tiny particles with a miniature scanning electron microscope.

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