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Mission Monday – Growing radishes in space

Radishes…it’s what’s for dinner. Well, not quite yet in space anyway. On the International Space Station, NASA is working on a science experiment to grow radishes in a new habitat, the Assessment of Nutritional Value and Growth Parameters of Space-grown plants (Plant Habitat-02). This experiment is trying to cultivate radishes

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NASA, ESA, and JAXA Partner to Provide Global View of COVID-19 Impacts

What effect is the current pandemic having on the environment and society? Widespread declines in global economic activity are a well-known impact of the pandemic. Air quality shows reductions in nitrogen dioxide (NO2) levels. Farming activity dropped. Decreases in industry and tourism have affected water quality. How do we know

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Photo Gallery – Mission: Control the Spread exhibit

In our new exhibit Mission: Control the Spread, you can see some of the amazing devices NASA is innovating to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Explore the photo gallery below to get a quick look at this new exhibit now on display.

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VIDEO: Thought Leader Series – Earth from Above: Explaining the Overview Effect

Traveling to space is a singular event in any person’s life. But seeing our “big blue marble” from orbit can change perspectives. In our August Thought Leader Series, presented by The University of Texas Medical Branch, astronaut Don Pettit, author Frank White and NASA psychologist Tom Williams discuss the overview

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Mission Monday: NASA develops ventilator for COVID-19 patients

In this week’s Mission Monday, we are exploring a recent NASA innovation helping the response to coronavirus (COVID-19). Engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California designed a new high-pressure ventilator tailored specifically to treat COVID-19 patients. The device, called VITAL (Ventilator Intervention Technology Accessible Locally), is designed to treat

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Photo Gallery: The Overview Effect

Can you imagine gazing down upon Earth as you float weightless in space, seeing the world in a way so few will ever see it? Do you think the experience might change your perspective? Apparently, it can, and does. This phenomenon has come to be known as the overview effect,

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Mission Monday: 5 fast facts about NASA’s Curiosity rover

For eight years, Curiosity has roamed the surface of the red planet. The car-sized rover journeyed to Mars to answer one very important scientific question: Was the Martian environment ever habitable? Curiosity didn’t have to wait long to find the answer. The roaming rover soon discovered mineral and chemical evidence

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Mission Monday: NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter still circling the red planet 14 years after arrival

In this week’s Mission Monday, we are featuring a NASA mission that has provided scientists with nearly 400 Terabits of data about the red planet. The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has studied the red planet’s atmosphere and terrain from orbit since 2006 and serves as a key data relay station

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Top 10 NASA robotics photo gallery

From roaming rovers to robots that will mine the Moon, NASA’s got it all. Take a look at some of the agency’s robotic creations and cutting edge laboratories that are shaping the future of space exploration. Explore NASA’s technical side with our top 10 NASA robotics photo gallery! Learn more

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James Webb Telescope clean room

Top 10 NASA clean room photos

Prior to launch, rovers, space telescopes and more, are housed in clean rooms to prevent damage from being done to these precious payloads. NASA has many clean rooms throughout the country between all its facilities, including its academic and commercial partner facilities. These clean rooms help to keep critical flight

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