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Anniversary Of The Microgravity Science Glovebox Is Marked With 'Hands' on the Future
2012-08-02 09:54:23

Marking the 10th anniversary of an achievement is a proud occasion. And when it's marked in space, some believe it's even more of an achievement. That's not lost on the hundreds of researchers, astronauts and operational engineers who have had their "hands" in the Microgravity Science Glovebox on the International Space Station. The glovebox, also known as MSG, is sealed and at negative pressure, so astronauts can manipulate experiment hardware and samples without the risk of small parts,...

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2009-09-19 07:54:40

What's about the size of a large refrigerator, weighs a ton and may help pave the way for new and improved metals or glasses here on Earth? It's the Materials Science Research Rack -- a new laboratory on board the International Space Station. This facility will allow researchers to study a variety of materials -- including metals, alloys, semiconductors, ceramics, and glasses to see how the materials form, and learn how to control their properties. The results from experiments conducted in...

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...


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Donald Alan Thomas
2012-10-01 17:28:32

Donald Alan Thomas is a retired American astronaut selected by NASA in 1990. Thomas completed 43 days, 8 hours and 13 minutes in space on missions including STS-65, STS-70, STS-83, and STS-94. Thomas started his education in Cleveland Heights, Ohio with graduating in 1973 from Cleveland Heights High School. He continued his studies at Case Western Reserve University, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics in 1977. He pushed even further at Cornell University achieving a Masters...

Roger K. Crouch
2012-08-17 17:13:52

Roger Crouch is an American scientist and a NASA astronaut. He was born Roger Keith Crouch on September 12, 1940 in Jamestown, Tennessee. Crouch grew up participating in the Eagle Scouts of America and went to high school at the Alvin C. York Institute. He then went to attend Tennessee Polytechnic Institute, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in physics in 1962. That same year he became a group leader and researcher at the NASA Langley Research Center, where he stayed until 1985. With his...

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