Quantcast
Last updated on April 17, 2014 at 21:23 EDT

Latest Micro-g environment Stories

NASA And Others Build On Past Microgravity Fire Research
2013-11-27 08:36:24

NASA Researchers build on the work of those who have gone before. New experiments intersect with published research; current investigations expand the scope of earlier work; new tests verify and challenge old results. And so it goes with all research, including microgravity flame studies. NASA engineers, academic researchers and scientists of all stripes have built on past experiments and findings to understand the fundamentals of combustion, fire sensing and fire suppression both on...

Asteroid Prospecting Fleet Announced By Deep Space Industries
2013-01-22 10:18:32

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Deep Space Industries (DSI) announced on Tuesday that it plans to send a fleet of asteroid-prospecting spacecraft out into the solar system. These "FireFly" spacecraft use low-cost components and get discounted delivery to space by ride-sharing on the launch of larger satellites. “This is the first commercial campaign to explore the small asteroids that pass by Earth,” Deep Space Chairman Rick Tumlinson said in a...

2012-12-03 10:39:09

NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston is accepting applications from teams of kindergarten, elementary and secondary school teachers to conduct scientific experiments aboard the agency's reduced gravity aircraft next year. The MicroGravity eXperience (Micro GX) flight program will take place July 12-20, 2013, at Johnson. Educators selected to fly also will participate in an online professional development course centered on microgravity science in the months before and after their...

2012-11-30 16:20:16

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston is accepting applications from teams of kindergarten, elementary and secondary school teachers to conduct scientific experiments aboard the agency's reduced gravity aircraft next year. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The MicroGravity eXperience (Micro GX) flight program will take place July 12-20, 2013, at Johnson. Educators selected to fly also will participate in an...

Astronauts Experience Low Blood Pressure When Returning To Earth
2012-10-26 03:58:37

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists reported in the FASEB Journal that they have determined a major cause of astronauts experiencing low blood pressure after returning to Earth from space. The report solves the biological mystery of how this happens by showing that low gravity compromises the ability of arteries and veins to contract normally. Prevention and treatment strategies developed for astronauts may also hold promise for elderly populations on Earth...

2012-04-30 15:35:12

New research in the FASEB Journal suggests that the 5-lipoxygenase enzyme mediates microgravity-induced lymphocyte programmed cell death and its inhibition could help astronauts and the elderly New research published online in the FASEB Journal suggests that a specific enzyme, called 5-lipoxygenase, plays a key role in cell death induced by microgravity environments, and that inhibiting this enzyme will likely help prevent or lessen the severity of immune problems in astronauts caused by...

2011-02-03 08:27:28

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station this spring will conduct six experiments designed by middle school students from across the country. The winning proposals of the "Kids in Micro-g" Challenge are from California, Idaho, Montana, New York, Pennsylvania and Washington state. In its second year, the program offers students in fifth through eighth grades an opportunity to design experiments or simple demonstrations for testing both in the classroom and in the station's...

0829fc15e838edea5612db68c0c2776b1
2010-06-11 07:40:00

You won't find any light sabers on the International Space Station, but you will find a trio of "droids" that look a lot like what any self-respecting science fiction fan remembers as a Star Wars "remote." That's the tricky little device that Luke Skywalker used to hone his light-saber skills before he went up against Darth Vader and the rest of the evil empire. But instead of being used for light-saber practice, the droids on the space station are being used to test automated rendezvous and...

780ca2d06a38c69f0af4b9ca61b549381
2010-05-13 10:22:06

ESA's new astronaut candidates enjoyed a taste of space last Friday during a special aircraft flight in Bordeaux, France. A modified Airbus A300 offered a glimpse of their future working conditions, as well as providing microgravity for science experiments. Planes flying a special parabolic path can simulate weightlessness for research and astronaut training. Up to 22 seconds of microgravity can be created at a time and, by repeating the maneuver, total weightlessness during one flight...

2009-07-14 15:25:00

NASA says it is offering U.S. undergraduates an opportunity to test experiments in microgravity aboard its Weightless Wonder airplane. Officials said the offer is part of NASA's Reduced Gravity Education Flight Program, which gives students a chance to propose, design and fabricate a reduced gravity experiment. Selected teams will be able to test and evaluate their experiments aboard NASA's reduced gravity airplane that flies about 30 roller-coaster-like climbs and dips during experimental...