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

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online 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. Writing in a recent edition of the Journal of Interferon & Cytokine Research, scientists involved with a pair of NASA collaborative investigations suggest that something as innocent as the common cold or a case...

2014-06-17 12:20:52

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) has announced grant awards for five projects focused on remote sensing and Earth observation. These awards stem from the CASIS Request for Proposals (RFP) "Remote Sensing From the International Space Station." CASIS is the nonprofit organization managing research onboard the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory. This solicitation sought...

Lavazza ISSpresso
2014-06-17 04:21:51

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online [ Watch: ISS Science Garage - Espresso In Space ] In a universe where Keurig machines are among the most cherished appliances in existence, and a stop at Starbucks or Dunkin’ Donuts for a hot, caffeinated beverage is a necessity, the hard-working astronauts on board the International Space Station (ISS) have long been denied access to a decent cup of coffee. Fortunately, their plight will soon come to an end, as two Italian...

Astronauts To Try Out New Shoes On The Space Station
2014-05-29 03:22:03

[ Watch The Video: HRP ForceShoe Evaluation ] Andrea Dunn / Charles W. Lloyd, NASA Maintaining astronaut bone and muscle health in microgravity is an ongoing concern for NASA, and now the agency is “forcing” the issue with a new investigation. On May 29, 2014, NASA will fly the ForceShoe, designed by XSENS, to the International Space Station (ISS) and, although these shoes don’t measure the same force of Star Wars lore, they will help NASA collect data for studying the loads,...

space station AMS-02 study
2014-05-24 06:46:57

By Jessica Nimon, International Space Station Program Science Office, NASA's Johnson Space Center Scientists and engineers alike may soon agree with Frank Sinatra, who sang about Chicago as “My Kind of Town” when the city hosts the third annual International Space Station (ISS) Research and Development conference from June 17 to 19. While attending, guests will learn about the latest research and technology accomplishments, share ideas for microgravity experiments and find ways to put...

International Space Station Science Forum Highlights Future Research
2014-05-22 03:13:00

Laura Niles, NASA To highlight the direction for life and physical sciences aboard the International Space Station, a panel of experts gathered today for the Destination Station: International Space Station Science Forum. This forum, the first in a new series of public discussions dedicated to research aboard the station, emphasized current and future microgravity research that will prepare astronauts for long-duration missions farther into the solar system than ever before and provide...

2014-04-21 12:21:23

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) is proud to announce its research payloads berthed with the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday, April 20. Space Exploration Technologies Corporation's (SpaceX) Dragon capsule successfully berthed with the ISS, marking the completion of its launch to resupply the ISS with cargo and research. CASIS is tasked with managing and promoting research...

2014-02-26 16:20:20

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) today issued a solicitation for proposals supporting enabling technologies onboard the International Space Station (ISS). CASIS is the nonprofit organization responsible for managing research onboard the ISS U.S. National Laboratory. The Request for Proposals (RFP) seeks to solicit flight projects that develop tools and/or techniques that will enable...

International Space Station Program Extended To 2024
2014-01-28 05:57:26

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For nearly everything on Earth, a little room to grow can make all the difference. That is true in space, as well. The Obama Administration has announced support for extending the International Space Station's (ISS) mission to 2024, giving the project room to flourish. The extra decade will allow the ISS to continue its already fruitful microgravity research mission — offering scientists and engineers the time needed to ensure the...

Starting Fires With Water - Learning From The ISS Super Critical Water Mixture Experiment
2014-01-12 04:10:20

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While water is typically used to help put out fires, astronauts currently serving on the International Space Station (ISS) are working on a special type of H2O that actually has the opposite effect, NASA officials revealed on Friday. According to Mike Hicks of the Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, the liquid is known as “supercritical water” and it is formed when ordinary water is compressed to a pressure of 217...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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