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Space Station Science Highlights: Week of August 12, 2019

Space Station Science Highlights: Week of August 12, 2019

Scientific studies continued aboard the International Space Station last week, including experiments on acoustics, crystal growth, the effects of microgravity on stem cells, and more.

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Data Rate Increase on the International Space Station Supports Future Exploration

Data Rate Increase on the International Space Station Supports Future Exploration

NASA recently doubled the rate at which data from the International Space Station returns to Earth, paving the way for similar future upgrades on Gateway, NASA’s upcoming outpost in lunar orbit, and other exploration missions. This new data rate ...

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Robotic Tool Operations Bring In-Space Refueling Closer to Reality

Robotic Tool Operations Bring In-Space Refueling Closer to Reality

Robotic Refueling Mission 3’s Multi-Function Tool 2, operated by Dextre, demonstrates robotic refueling operations on the outside of space station.

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NASA TV to Air US Spacewalk, Briefing on Space Station Docking Port Install

NASA TV to Air US Spacewalk, Briefing on Space Station Docking Port Install

Experts from NASA will preview an upcoming spacewalk with two American astronauts outside the International Space Station to complete the outfitting of docking ports during a briefing at 2 p.m. EDT Friday, Aug. 16, at the agency’s Johnson Space ...

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Space Station Science Highlights: Week of August 5, 2019

Space Station Science Highlights: Week of August 5, 2019

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station conducted new and ongoing scientific experiments this week, including studies of time perception and microgravity’s effects on brain proteins associated with neurodegenerative diseases and testing ...

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NASA Invites Media to Drone Traffic Testing in Corpus Christi, Texas

NASA Invites Media to Drone Traffic Testing in Corpus Christi, Texas

As NASA continues the final stage of testing for its Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management (UTM) platform, the agency is inviting media to Corpus Christi, Texas, on Thursday, Aug. 15, to learn more about what it takes to fly drones safely ...

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Meet the promising new researchers making waves on the space station

Meet the promising new researchers making waves on the space station

Each year, the president of the United States selects an elite group of scientists and engineers at the beginning of their independent research careers to receive the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

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How NASA Will Protect Astronauts From Space Radiation at the Moon

How NASA Will Protect Astronauts From Space Radiation at the Moon

Space radiation is a critical factor for astronaut safety as they venture to the Moon. NASA is exploring a variety of techniques and technology to mitigate different types of radiation during space travel.

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NASA Television to Broadcast Space Station Departure of Cygnus Cargo Ship

NASA Television to Broadcast Space Station Departure of Cygnus Cargo Ship

More than three months after delivering several tons of supplies and scientific experiments to the International Space Station, Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus cargo spacecraft, the SS Roger Chaffee, will depart the orbiting laboratory Tuesday, Aug. 6.

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Space Station Science Highlights: Week of July 29, 2019

Space Station Science Highlights: Week of July 29, 2019

The recent arrival of the 18th SpaceX Commercial Resupply Services (CRS-18) mission brought with it a number of new scientific investigations.

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