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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...

ISS gets four more years of funding
2014-01-08 15:02:46

[ Watch the Video: Government Gives ISS More Funding ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA announced at a press conference that the White House has approved funding to extend the life of the International Space Station (ISS). The US space agency said on Wednesday that four years of additional funding for the space station has been approved, which will extend the life of the orbiting outpost until at least 2024. The extra funds will cost $3 billion a year, which...

Fifteenth Anniversary Of First Humans To Cross Threshold Into ISS
2013-12-09 08:30:16

[ Watch the Video: Happy Birthday ISS! ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Dec. 10, 2013 NASA and its 15 international partners will celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of the first humans to enter the International Space Station (ISS). While a continuous human presence did not begin until Nov 2, 2000, the six-person crew of the Space Shuttle Endeavour (STS-88) were the first to cross the threshold. DELIVERING THE GOODS The story of the ISS actually began...

2013-12-04 12:21:01

Students to Test the Formation of Crystals in Space AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- What happens to the formation of crystals in an environment with both increased radiation and microgravity? This December, Sydney Waynick, 17, Steven Prascius, 17, and Hunter Montrose, 17, seniors at Macomb Mathematics Science Technology Center (MMSTC) in Warren (Mich.), will learn the answer to this question and potentially many others when their experiment travels to the...

Space Station Benefitting Natural Disaster Responders
2013-07-17 19:12:51

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online International space agencies released a statement on Wednesday about the benefits the space station can bring to the table during natural disasters. The International Space Station (ISS) sits 250 miles above the surface of the Earth, providing a broad view of the planet. The space station's partner agencies said that this orbiting outpost could play an important role in helping emergency responders know what areas are most in need...

2013-07-17 12:21:08

WASHINGTON, July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Space Station (ISS) partner agencies released a statement Wednesday on the benefits of the space station during natural disasters on Earth. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Flying 250 miles above the planet and circling it every 90 minutes, the orbiting outpost provides a unique vantage point from which images of Earth can play an important role in helping emergency responders know...

Three Scientists Awarded For Their Research On ISS
2013-07-16 16:33:24

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Three scientists were honored today for their research on the International Space Station (ISS) at the second annual ISS Research and Development Conference. The individuals presented their research during the conference, kick-starting a week of discussions about research being performed aboard the orbiting laboratory. Thomas Lang, Ph.D., professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California San Francisco,...

Cancer Research In Space: Microgravity Could Be The Key
2013-06-25 13:19:29

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online The International Space Station (ISS) has been helping provide cancer biologists a laboratory 220 miles above the surface of the Earth. Although it may seem a little odd, NASA says the orbiting laboratory acts as a great place to study cancer, along with other diseases. Cells in the human body normally grow within support structures made up of proteins and carbohydrates in three-dimensional shape. In a laboratory setting, however,...