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NASA is once again taking human space exploration to the Arizona desert in tests to simulate conditions on other worlds.
To see what life might be like on a distant planet, reporters need only travel to the Arizona desert.
NASA has concluded two weeks of technology development tests on two of the agency's prototype lunar rovers.
As the Expedition 20 crew members continued preparations for a visit by space shuttle Discovery, they tackled a variety of science and maintenance duties aboard the International Space Station Wednesday.
NASA researchers are about to climb the slopes of Earth's tallest mountain to test exploration technologies they'll need on the Moon and Mars.
On March 19th, astronauts onboard the International Space Station checked themselves for microbes before stepping outside on a space walk.
Good housekeeping is essential when you're living in the close quarters of a tightly-sealed spaceship for months at a time.
Astronauts are using a Star Trek tricorder-like device to keep track of microscopic life forms onboard the International Space Station.
Wherever humans go, microorganisms follow--and that includes space. Bacteria and other microbes living onboard spaceships may not only cause health problems for the crew, but also cause the spaceship itself to malfunction.
A miniature biological laboratory important to the future of space exploration has just been tested successfully onboard the International Space Station.
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