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Students Form Microsatellite Rocket Launch Company

Current and former Purdue University engineering students transformed their interest in rocketry into a new enterprise for launching small lower-cost satellites into low-earth orbit from high-altitude balloons. . . . → Read More: Students Form Microsatellite Rocket Launch Company

Continuous Flow Manufacturing In Space Station Test

Among the experiments carried to the International Space Station in mid-December is a test of continuous separations of one liquid from another, used in drug and chemical manufacturing. . . . → Read More: Continuous Flow Manufacturing In Space Station Test

Techniques Devised to Speed-Up Plant Breeding

Plant scientists in Australia and the U.K. developed a process that sharply cuts the amount of time needed to produce new breeds of plant crops including commercial varieties of wheat. . . . → Read More: Techniques Devised to Speed-Up Plant Breeding

Will We Live To See Mars Colonized?

Humanity has overcome some pretty steep odds in the past, so who knows. Is colonizing Mars actually viable? . . . → Read More: Will We Live To See Mars Colonized?

Parkinson’s Protein Experiment in Space Station Cargo

An experiment to grow a crystallized form of protein associated with Parkinson’s disease is among the cargo that lifted off today from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. . . . → Read More: Parkinson’s Protein Experiment in Space Station Cargo

Organ Chips to be Studied on Space Station

A range of biological functions will be assessed with model organs on plastic chips in a series of experiments on the International Space Station. . . . → Read More: Organ Chips to be Studied on Space Station

Cancer Center to Test Focused Radiation Therapy

MD Anderson Cancer Center is testing new radiation treatments for cancer designed to reduce adverse side effects of conventional radiation therapy. . . . → Read More: Cancer Center to Test Focused Radiation Therapy

Stem Cells Launched on Current SpaceX Flight

Yesterday’s SpaceX launch from NASA’s Kennedy Spaceflight Center includes a shipment of adult stem cells to test their growth and proliferation in weightless conditions. . . . → Read More: Stem Cells Launched on Current SpaceX Flight

Spacecraft Returns with Space Station Research Samples

A SpaceX Dragon spacecraft returned today with samples from several biomedical research studies conducted by astronauts on the International Space Station. . . . → Read More: Spacecraft Returns with Space Station Research Samples

Report from Maker Faire: Plastic Recycling Made in Space

Report from Maker Faire: Made In Space and Lowe’s stores displayed a system that recycles polyethylene plastic bags and bottles into filament for 3-D printers. . . . → Read More: Report from Maker Faire: Plastic Recycling Made in Space