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 First DNA Sequencing Conducted in Space

First DNA Sequencing Conducted in Space

For the first time ever, DNA was successfully sequenced in microgravity as part of the Biomolecule Sequencer experiment performed by NASA astronaut Kate Rubins this weekend aboard the International Space Station.


 The Interaction of Relativistic Spacecraft With The Interstellar Medium

The Interaction of Relativistic Spacecraft With The Interstellar Medium

The Breakthrough Starshot initiative aims to launch a gram-scale spacecraft to a speed of v∼0.2c, capable of reaching the nearest star system, α Centauri, in about 20 years.


 NASA Launches Student Experiments from Wallops

NASA Launches Student Experiments from Wallops

NASA successfully launched the RockSat-X education payload on a Terrier-Improved Malemute suborbital sounding rocket at 7:33:30 a.m. EDT Aug. 17 from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.


 ESA's mobiPV Wearable System Enhances Astronaut Productivity

ESA's mobiPV Wearable System Enhances Astronaut Productivity

The life of an astronaut in space consists of following many step-by-step procedures.


 Building Electrospray Thrusters for Nanosatellites

Building Electrospray Thrusters for Nanosatellites

Researchers at the University of Maryland and Michigan Technological University have operated a tiny proposed satellite ion rocket under a microscope to see how it works.


 CubeSat Launch Initiative Opens Space to Educators, Nonprofits

CubeSat Launch Initiative Opens Space to Educators, Nonprofits

Accredited education institutions, nonprofit organizations and NASA centers can join the adventure and challenges of space while helping the agency achieve its exploration goals through the next round of the agency's CubeSat Launch Initiative (CSLI).


 Talks at Google: The Physics of Star Trek

Talks at Google: The Physics of Star Trek Video in Story

Santa Clara University's Dr. Philip Kesten visits Google to discuss the Physics of Star Trek.


 Smallsat Clusters To Estimate Earth's Reflected Energy

Smallsat Clusters To Estimate Earth's Reflected Energy

A team of small, shoebox-sized satellites, flying in formation around the Earth, could estimate the planet's reflected energy with twice the accuracy of traditional monolith satellite


 Tiny Microchips Enable Extreme Science

Tiny Microchips Enable Extreme Science

As NASA spacecraft explore deeper into space, onboard computer electronics must not only be smaller and faster, but also be prepared for extreme conditions.


 Robotic Power Glove Developed By NASA/GM Partnership

Robotic Power Glove Developed By NASA/GM Partnership

Robotic glove technology developed out of a partnership between General Motors and NASA for use on the International Space Station is being brought to life in health care, manufacturing and other applications though a licensing agreement between GM and Bioservo Technologies AB, a Swedish medical technology company.


 Turn Your Smartphone into Any Kind of Sensor

Turn Your Smartphone into Any Kind of Sensor

It started when NASA answered a call for a tool to detect dangerous gases and chemicals with a smartphone. The result became a smartphone-linked device that can do, well, just about anything someone can build a sensor for.


 Restore-L Refueling Mission

Restore-L Refueling Mission

Disruptive technologies have often changed the course of history, breaking the status quo and unlocking possibilities that have yet to be imagined.


 New Solar System Internet Technology Debuts on the International Space Station

New Solar System Internet Technology Debuts on the International Space Station

This month, NASA took a major step toward creating a Solar System Internet by establishing operational Delay/Disruption Tolerant Networking (DTN) service on the International Space Station.


 NASA Ignites Fire Experiment Aboard Space Cargo Ship

NASA Ignites Fire Experiment Aboard Space Cargo Ship

Understanding how fire spreads in a microgravity environment is critical to the safety of astronauts who live and work in space.


 Fifth Year of NASA's Sample Return Robot Competition

Fifth Year of NASA's Sample Return Robot Competition

Twenty-one robotics teams are returning to Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) for a fifth year to compete in NASA's $1.5 million Sample Return Robot Challenge.


 Cubesats Ready For Launch From ISS

Cubesats Ready For Launch From ISS

Cubesats leaving the Japanese airlock ready for launch. Dove Cubesats deployment for Planet Labs​ constellation Flock 2.Larger image Credits: ESA/NASA


 HERA Mission 10 Crew Splashes Down

HERA Mission 10 Crew Splashes Down

After 30-days in the confines of a simulated spacecraft, the HERA Mission 10 crew splashed down on the evening of Wed., June 1.


 First CubeSat Built By An Elementary School Deployed

First CubeSat Built By An Elementary School Deployed

In 2012, the students from St. Thomas More Cathedral School in Arlington, Virginia lined up in the shape of a space shuttle in the school parking lot and witnessed the flyover of the Space Shuttle Discovery as it was being retired to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.


 Report: Achieving Science with CubeSats: Thinking Inside the Box

Report: Achieving Science with CubeSats: Thinking Inside the Box

Space-based observations have transformed our understanding of Earth, its environment, the solar system and the universe at large.


 Launching Nanosats From The Space Station

Launching Nanosats From The Space Station

Tim Peake: Two nanosats Another 2 Nanosats launched this morning - spot #Gibraltar down there? Credits: ESA/NASA Larger image



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