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Researchers Grow Veggies in Space
Researchers Grow Veggies in Space
Experiments to cultivate greens on the International Space Station and in simulated Martian environments pave the way for feeding crews during deep space missions.
Researchers Grow Veggies in Space
Researchers Grow Veggies in Space

Experiments to cultivate greens on the International Space Station and in simulated Martian environments pave the way for feeding crews during deep space missions.

Experiments to cultivate greens on the International Space Station and in simulated Martian environments pave the way for feeding crews during deep space missions.

space biology
Basic Science in Orbit
Basic Science in Orbit
Abby Olena | Aug 17, 2017
Studying biology in space sheds light on future space missions and life on Earth.
Molecules that Could Form “Membranes” Found Above Titan
Molecules that Could Form “Membranes” Found Above Titan
Jef Akst | Jul 31, 2017
Vinyl cyanide is thought to rain down onto Saturn’s largest moon, though whether the molecule self-assembles into membrane-like structures is unclear.
Study: Hydrogen on Enceladus Could Support Microbial Life
Study: Hydrogen on Enceladus Could Support Microbial Life
Diana Kwon | Apr 17, 2017
The plumes that erupt through the cracks on the icy exterior of one of Saturn’s moons contain molecular hydrogen, researchers report.
Polar Algae Survive More Than a Year in Space
Polar Algae Survive More Than a Year in Space
Joshua A. Krisch | Feb 13, 2017
Two samples of Sphaerocystis that spent 530 days growing on a panel outside of the International Space Station have returned to Earth largely unscathed.
Bacteria Show Signs of Starvation in Space
Bacteria Show Signs of Starvation in Space
Mallory Locklear | Nov 18, 2016
E. coli cultured on the International Space Station show increased expression of genes related to starvation and acid-resistance responses, researchers report.
Opinion: On Space and Health
Opinion: On Space and Health
Didier Schmitt | Sep 24, 2013
What health and space sciences can learn from each other to boost innovation
Radiation Risk for Mars Astronauts
Radiation Risk for Mars Astronauts
Kate Yandell | Jun 3, 2013
An instrument aboard the spaceship that carried Curiosity to Mars has found that deep space travelers would face worrying levels of radiation.
Water Once Ran on Mars
Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2012
The Curiosity rover discovers pebbles that were likely formed by ancient streams on the Red Planet.
Space-bound Fish
Jef Akst | Jul 31, 2012
Japanese astronauts deliver an aquarium to the International Space Station to study the effects of microgravity on marine life.