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ISS on orbit
Today – Circadian Rhythms: A 52S crewmember removed and stowed the Double Sensors and Thermolab Unit equipment that was used to complete a 36-hour Circadian Rhythms session that began on Wednesday. Circadian Rhythms investigates the role of synchronized circadian rhythms, or the “biological clock,” and how it changes during long-duration spaceflight. Researchers hypothesize that a...
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Three pounds of Domino Sugar in space
Three pounds of Domino Sugar will head to space on Wednesday. The Baltimore refinery and a sister refinery, C&H Sugar in California, are each providing sugar for a cargo delivery flight to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft, Domino Sugar announced Monday. No, the orbiting astronauts aren’t whipping up a batch of...
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Credit: Blue Origin
Astronauts who suffer chest trauma such as a collapsed lung could soon have a new technology to save their lives: The payloads aboard Blue Origin’s suborbital test flight Tuesday (Dec. 12) included a NASA-funded space technology that could treat the dangerous injury. If an astronaut suffered a collapsed lung, the crew would have to return...
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more rocket launches
osh Colwell has experienced rocket launches differently than most others. Sure, he says, he “enjoys the spectacle” that comes with a powerful rocket taking off from a Space Coast launch pad. But in 2014, when he sent an experiment into space aboard a SpaceX rocket, Colwell couldn’t help but be nervous because he knew that...
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dreamup space science gifts
Looking for ways to entertain your kids this holiday season? Put down the remote, set aside your smartphones and power down your game consoles, and turn everyone’s attention to the stars. Stop looking down at touch-screen devices, and look up at the universe. Rather than standing in line for hours to spend a fortune on...
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Carie Lemack
Memo to Hollywood: Science is not boring. Producers and directors may think that science is only exciting when it is science fiction, but the truth is almost always stranger (and more interesting) than fiction. Indeed, Hollywood has the men and the movie to prove this claim, as well as the box-office receipts to confirm this...
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V3PO students from Germany after the successful launch of their crowd-funded plant-growth research project on SpaceX CRS-10
Think up a scientific experiment in the classroom and launch it in a rocket to the International Space Station to test it in microgravity conditions: the company DreamUp has taken on the mission that young students can carry out that original activity with their help. Some schools and institutions are already turning to this company...
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