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2009-10-14 15:40:00

HAMPTON, Va., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The space travelers are back! The Materials International Space Station Experiments (MISSEs) 6A and 6B have returned to NASA Langley after spending more than a year on the International Space Station. The project's principal investigators and technicians will open the Passive Experiment Containers -- also called suitcases -- in a clean room at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., to begin inspecting the material samples on Oct....

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2009-09-30 08:50:00

Completing an 18-month mission orbiting the Earth more than 6,000 times on-orbit the International Space Station (ISS), the Optical Reflector Material Experiment (ORMatE-1) returns to Washington, D.C., to NRL's Electronics Science and Technology Division to begin experiment testing and analysis. Retrieved September 2009 by the crew of NASA's Space Shuttle Endeavour, ORMatE-1 is a passive study of optically reflective materials with a focus on silicon carbide (SiC) for use as a lightweight...

2009-09-10 09:43:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Advances in the fight against food poisoning, new methods for delivering medicine to cancer cells, and better materials for future spacecraft are among the results published in a NASA report detailing scientific research accomplishments made aboard the International Space Station during its first eight years. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The report includes more than 100 science experiments ranging from bone...

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2009-09-10 11:15:00

Advances in the fight against food poisoning, new methods for delivering medicine to cancer cells, and better materials for future spacecraft are among the results published in a NASA report detailing scientific research accomplishments made aboard the International Space Station during its first eight years. The report includes more than 100 science experiments ranging from bone studies to materials' research. "This report represents a record of science accomplishments during assembly and...

2009-08-21 15:48:24

NASA will hold a briefing at 1 p.m. EDT, Sunday, Aug. 23, to discuss new science experiments using the International Space Station's unique research environment. The briefing will originate from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida and will be broadcast live on NASA Television. Media are invited to e-mail questions in advance or during the briefing to: KSC-Connect2KSC@mail.nasa.govBriefing participants will attempt to answer as many of the submitted questions as possible. Space shuttle...

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2007-08-17 10:34:43

You'll never guess what was in Barbara Morgan's pocket when she blasted off from Kennedy Space Center last week onboard space shuttle Endeavour. The teacher-turned-astronaut carried millions of basil seeds into orbit and onto the International Space Station. Basil ... in space? Well, you never know when the ISS might run into some bland spaghetti sauce. Seriously, basil in space is cutting-edge research. Astronauts on future missions to the Moon and beyond are going to want to take plants...

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2005-11-09 13:21:00

NASA -- Did you know that instruments as small as postage stamps can keep a satellite operating in space for decades? It sounds unbelievable, but as they say, "from small beginnings great things come." And when engineers design space systems, they usually begin with small solar cells. These tiny semiconductors convert sunshine into electricity. Together, thousands of solar cells generate enough energy to power great things like the international space station, the Mars rovers and most of...


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