International Space Station (ISS)

SPACE STATION MOLD SURVIVES HIGH DOSES OF IONIZING RADIATION

The International Space Station, like all human habitats in space, has a nagging mold problem. Astronauts on the ISS spend hours every week cleaning the inside of the station’s walls to prevent mold from becoming a health problem. New research being presented here finds mold spores may also survive on the outside walls of spacecraft. […]

UTMB RESEARCHERS LEARNED HOW TO BETTER COMBAT MUSCLE LOSS DURING SPACE FLIGHTS

A new study from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has further documented how muscles are affected by reduced gravity conditions during space flight missions and uncovered how exercise and hormone treatments can be tailored to minimize muscle loss for individual space travelers. The findings are available in PLOS One. NASA has recently […]

NASA OPENS INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION TO NEW COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITIES

NASA is opening the International Space Station for commercial business so U.S. industry innovation and ingenuity can accelerate a thriving commercial economy in low-Earth orbit. This move comes as NASA focuses full speed ahead on its goal of landing the first woman and next man on the Moon by 2024, where American companies also will […]

BOEING COMPLETES STARLINER HOT FIRE TEST

Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner propulsion system was put to the test on May 23 at NASA’s White Sands Test Facility in New Mexico in support of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. Teams ran multiple tests on Starliner’s in-space maneuvering system and the spacecraft’s launch abort system, which are key elements on the path to restore America’s capability […]

THE ATLAS V TO LIFT STARLINER WITH ASTRONAUTS DEPARTS FACTORY FOR LAUNCH SITE

The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket that will launch Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner on the Crew Flight Test (CFT) mission to the International Space Station for NASA’s Commercial Crew Program emerged last Thursday from the production factory in Decatur, Alabama for transport in a giant cargo ship to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. […]

FIRST SUCCESSFUL CRISPR/CAS9 GENE EDITING ON INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION

For the first time, astronauts have used CRISPR/Cas9 technology to edit DNA in space. The gene editing technique was deployed on the International Space Station (ISS) to induce targeted breaks in the yeast genome. Molecular changes left behind as yeast repair these breaks will provide clues about how cells repair their DNA in space. This […]

SPACEX DRAGON HEADS TO SPACE STATION WITH NASA SCIENCE, CARGO

After launching at 2:48 a.m. EDT May 4, a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft delivered approximately 5,500 pounds of NASA cargo and science investigations to the International Space Station. The spacecraft launched on a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida and arrived at the orbiting laboratory […]

NASA CALLS FOR PROPOSALS TO STIMULATE DEMAND FOR LOW-EARTH ORBIT

NASA and its international partners opened the door for research in orbit more than 20 years ago by launching the first pieces of the International Space Station, and NASA wants to work with U.S. industry to ensure that a robust, sustainable orbital economy will endure. The space station is a one-of-a-kind orbiting laboratory. For more […]

NORTHROP GRUMMAN’S CYGNUS SPACECRAFT SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETES RENDEZVOUS AND BERTHING WITH INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION

Northrop Grumman Corporation today announced that the “S.S. Roger Chaffee” Cygnus spacecraft successfully completed its rendezvous and berthing maneuvers with the International Space Station earlier this morning. The mission marks the company’s 11th successful berthing with the orbiting laboratory. Cygnus launched aboard a Northrop Grumman Antares rocket on April 17, 2019 from the Mid-Atlantic Regional […]

NORTHROP GRUMMAN SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCHES 11TH CARGO DELIVERY MISSION TO THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION

Northrop Grumman Corporation successfully launched its Antares rocket carrying a Cygnus spacecraft Wednesday, April 17, at 4:46 p.m. EDT from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad 0A on Wallops Island, Virginia, at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility. The launch marks Northrop Grumman’s 11th cargo mission carrying supplies to the astronauts aboard the International Space Station for NASA. […]

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