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Small Biz Award Funds Space Travel Refrigerator

Microgravity testing

An industry-university team is testing a compact refrigerator that works in weightless conditions and keeps food cold during long space missions. . . . → Read More: Small Biz Award Funds Space Travel Refrigerator

CubeSats to Test Satellite Group Signaling

V-R3X CubeSat

A university robotics lab built three small space satellites for NASA to test radio transmissions in autonomous groups or swarms for more sophisticated future missions. . . . → Read More: CubeSats to Test Satellite Group Signaling

Space Mission Testing Sail to Return Launch Vehicles

Drag sail time lapse

A space mission in November will test a device that works like a sail to bring back launch vehicles faster, designed by university aerospace lab and start-up company. . . . → Read More: Space Mission Testing Sail to Return Launch Vehicles

HBCUs Still Putting Blacks in STEM

Katherine Johnson

HBCUs still hand out more bachelor’s degrees in STEM fields to Blacks than traditionally white institutions, but no longer produce the rates of STEM bachelors they once did. . . . → Read More: HBCUs Still Putting Blacks in STEM

Retina Implant, Stem Cell Studies Set for Space Station

International Space Station

A company providing laboratory modules for biomedical research on the International Space Station received funding from NASA for three new projects. . . . → Read More: Retina Implant, Stem Cell Studies Set for Space Station

Coffee, Hemp Cells Set for Space Station Study

Coffee beans

A company is sending cell cultures from hemp and coffee plants to the International Space Station to test effects of weightlessness on the plants’ gene expression. . . . → Read More: Coffee, Hemp Cells Set for Space Station Study

Infographic – More Data Show a Warming Planet

Global earth temperatures

A chart posted on Friday by Statista provides yet another sign our planet is getting dangerously warmer. . . . → Read More: Infographic – More Data Show a Warming Planet

Heart Tissue 3-D Printed in Space Station

Jessica Meir with bioprinter

A patch of human heart tissue returned to earth today after being produced with a three-dimensional printing system on the International Space Station. . . . → Read More: Heart Tissue 3-D Printed in Space Station

Start-Up Lands Grant to Clean-Up Space Debris

Dragsail illustration

A company founded earlier this year is receiving a small-business grant from NASA for a technology to remove small satellites and other debris from space. . . . → Read More: Start-Up Lands Grant to Clean-Up Space Debris

Early Space Bio-Experiments Detailed in New Book

Harrison Schmitt, Apollo 17

A new book by David Warmflash, MD tells about interactions and experiences of humans with the moon, from legends and myths in ancient civilizations to projections for future colonies. . . . → Read More: Early Space Bio-Experiments Detailed in New Book