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Stem Cell Lab Planned for Commercial Space Station

Orbital Reef

A collaboration between university researchers and a space science company is designing a stem cell research lab on a proposed commercial space station. . . . → Read More: Stem Cell Lab Planned for Commercial Space Station

Infographic – Earth Orbits Getting More Crowded

Chart: Increasing space junk

The rate of new earth-orbit launches is accelerating, with OECD expecting tens of thousands of new satellites launched in the next five years. . . . → Read More: Infographic – Earth Orbits Getting More Crowded

Infographic – Moon Missions Planned in Decade

Chart: Moon missions to 2030

The U.S. program is just one of a number of planned missions to the moon, both government- and industry-sponsored, from several countries. . . . → Read More: Infographic – Moon Missions Planned in Decade

NASA Supporting Electric Alternative to Rocket Launch

SpinLaunch accelerator

A company creating an electric-powered launch technology says NASA agreed to a test later this year of a space satellite launched in low earth orbit. . . . → Read More: NASA Supporting Electric Alternative to Rocket Launch

New Industry, Academic Studies Arrive at Space Station

International Space Station

Several experiments from companies and academic labs arrived today at the International Space Station to test effects of microgravity and other conditions. . . . → Read More: New Industry, Academic Studies Arrive at Space Station

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