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exercise ISS
2015-02-24 08:56:32

Astronauts exercise regularly while in space to maintain muscle, bone, and cardiovascular health and fitness and to remain fit and strong enough to perform physically demanding tasks such as extravehicular activity. Scientists have frequently measured the effectiveness of that exercise during short spaceflights. Now, researchers have assessed exercise on longer spaceflights with the help of astronauts on the space station, measuring their VO2 peak before, during and after missions of four to...

Space Station Research Explorer
2014-12-05 05:29:28

Have you ever wondered about the hundreds of experiments that have been conducted on the International Space Station?

2014-11-13 20:25:40

"Galactic Grant Competition" will fund innovative industry research; grant will also fund STEM initiatives for Massachusetts schools BOSTON, Nov.

2014-09-30 08:35:12

WILL PROVIDE LED LIGHTING SYSTEMS FOR PLANTS GROWN IN CLOSED ENVIRONMENTS GOTEBORG, Sweden and SAN FRANCISCO, Sept.

SpaceX Falcon 9 launch
2014-09-21 05:37:02

After weather forced Saturday’s originally scheduled liftoff to be temporarily postponed, the SpaceX Dragon resupply craft successfully launched on-time early Sunday morning and is now en route to the International Space Station, NASA officials have confirmed.

astronaut immune system
2014-08-19 04:06:43

Newly discovered changes to the human immune system that occur during spaceflight could force NASA to address potential health concerns in future six-month to one-year-long manned missions to nearby asteroids or Mars.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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