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Studying DNA Breaks to Protect Future Space Travelers

Studying DNA Breaks to Protect Future Space Travelers

An investigation on the International Space Station examines DNA damage and repair in space in order to help protect the long-term health of space travelers.

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Space Station Science Highlights: Week of April 29, 2019

Space Station Science Highlights: Week of April 29, 2019

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station installed a variety of hardware and set up science experiments that arrived via a Cygnus resupply ship. Crew members also collected samples for investigations.

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SpaceX Dragon Heads to Space Station with NASA Science, Cargo

SpaceX Dragon Heads to Space Station with NASA Science, Cargo

After launching at 2:48 a.m. EDT Saturday, a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft is on its way to the International Space Station with approximately 5,500 pounds of NASA cargo and science investigations that include research into Earth’s carbon cycle ...

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Staying Healthy Longer in Space

Staying Healthy Longer in Space

Falling ill while traveling is an unfortunate yet common occurrence. Even a minor bug can ruin an entire trip. But for astronauts, getting sick on a long space voyage would have far more serious consequences than a little spoiled fun.

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Building Better Life Support Systems for Future Space Travel

Building Better Life Support Systems for Future Space Travel

Astronauts on future long-duration spaceflight missions to the Moon and Mars could rely on microalgae to supply essentials including food, water and oxygen.

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Space Station Science Highlights: Week of April 22, 2019

Space Station Science Highlights: Week of April 22, 2019

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station installed a variety of hardware and set up science experiments that arrived via a Cygnus resupply ship last week. Crew members also collected samples for investigations.

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A Look at the Science Ahead for Christina Koch and Andrew Morgan

A Look at the Science Ahead for Christina Koch and Andrew Morgan

NASA astronaut Christina Koch got word she will stay in space just short of a year, and her colleague Andrew Morgan also will stay in space longer than the typical six-month mission.

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Hermes to Bring Asteroid Research to the ISS

Hermes to Bring Asteroid Research to the ISS

SpaceX Crew Resupply Mission 17 is scheduled to launch hundreds of pounds of science materials to the international Space Station on Tues. April 30, 2019. This story highlights the Hermes Facility, one of the science projects along for the ride.

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NASA to Broadcast Next Space Station Resupply Launch, Prelaunch Activities

NASA to Broadcast Next Space Station Resupply Launch, Prelaunch Activities

NASA commercial cargo provider SpaceX is targeting no earlier than 4:22 a.m. EDT Tuesday, April 30, for the launch of its next resupply mission to the International Space Station.

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NASA Calls for Proposals to Stimulate Sustainable Demand for Low-Earth Orbit Services

NASA Calls for Proposals to Stimulate Sustainable Demand for Low-Earth Orbit Services

NASA wants to work with U.S. industry to ensure that a robust, sustainable orbital economy will endure after launching the first pieces of the International Space Station more than 20 years ago.

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