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Sex in space? The push to find out if we can reproduce in outer space

Although human settlement on other planets was once just a pipe dream, rapid technological advancements are making it seem like a truly viable possibility for the future of humanity. However, before any human colony can settle in space, scientists need to figure out if and how people can reproduce Read More...

Jessica Watkins is first Black

Jessica Watkins is first Black woman on a long-term mission aboard the ISS

Jessica Watkins will make history as the first Black woman to complete a long-term mission on the International Space Station (ISS) on the upcoming SpaceX Crew-4 launch, according to a statement released by NASA. Joining Watkins on her first voyage into space, which is set to launch in April Read More...

How NASA technology is helping

How NASA technology is helping firefighters tackle wildfires on the ground

From the United States to the Mediterranean coastlines, wildfires have been breaking records this summer, with places in Greece, Lebanon, Turkey, and Italy seeing some of the worst fires in decades. As climate change-induced drought and severe heatwaves complicate the painstaking efforts of Read More...

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ISS captures footage of blue lightning bursting upwards towards space

Witnessing a thunderstorm is one of the most incredible natural phenomenons to behold, but have you ever seen one from space? Recently, the European Space Agency released footage taken on the International Space Station that shows the electrical activity of a thunderstorm from above. As reported Read More...

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European Space Agency is engineering its first reusable spacecraft

The European Space Agency (ESA) is building a new spacecraft, but this one will have a special sustainable twist. The Space Rider craft is expected to be the agency’s first reusable spacecraft and is expected to be able to venture into orbit multiple times with safe returns to Earth.  The Read More...

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Filter designed for the ISS will provide clean drinking water on Earth

From LED lights to digital cameras to GPS, innovations designed for the purpose of space exploration have long benefitted life here on Earth. Now a company that designed a water-purification system for the International Space Station (ISS) aims to use that technology to help solve the global water Read More...

SpaceX has successfully launch

SpaceX has successfully launched 4 astronauts into space

SpaceX launched four astronauts on their journey to the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday. As it departed from Cape Canaveral, Florida, the company’s Falcon 9 rocket became the first privately owned and operated spacecraft to be certified by NASA for a flight into space. SpaceX Read More...

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Check out these incredible plans to build an underwater “space station”

Aquanaut Fabien Cousteau — grandson of famed ocean explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau — has announced stunning plans to build the equivalent of the International Space Station (ISS)—but on the ocean floor deep below the surface. He calls the facility “Proteus” and claims it can be a place Read More...

Scientists find lettuce grown

Scientists find lettuce grown in space is just as nutritious as Earth-grown

The International Space Station (ISS) has been experimenting with growing its own lettuce and good news for astronauts, a study found the space-grown variety to be just as nutritious as Earth-grown. The red romaine was analyzed by NASA scientists Gioia Massa and Christina Khodadad who looked at Read More...

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System to capture astronaut exhalations inspires Earth-based CO2 removal

When astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) exhale carbon dioxide (CO2), it's removed from the air and pumped into space. Could an Earth-based version help remove greenhouse gas emissions from our atmosphere? In order to limit global warming to Read More...