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2011-08-03 08:49:39

NASA is once again taking human space exploration to the Arizona desert in tests to simulate conditions on other worlds.

2010-09-03 09:13:06

To see what life might be like on a distant planet, reporters need only travel to the Arizona desert.

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2009-09-16 05:10:03

NASA has concluded two weeks of technology development tests on two of the agency's prototype lunar rovers.

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2009-08-27 07:05:00

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.

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2009-04-10 15:40:00

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.

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2009-03-21 09:03:36

On March 19th, astronauts onboard the International Space Station checked themselves for microbes before stepping outside on a space walk.

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2009-02-06 14:55:00

Good housekeeping is essential when you're living in the close quarters of a tightly-sealed spaceship for months at a time.

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2008-05-11 10:20:00

Astronauts are using a Star Trek tricorder-like device to keep track of microscopic life forms onboard the International Space Station.

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2007-05-12 08:40:00

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.

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2007-04-10 09:30:00

A miniature biological laboratory important to the future of space exploration has just been tested successfully onboard the International Space Station.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.