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Science. In Space.

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Science. In Space.

Science. In Space.

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The Zero Gravity Coffee Cup

Hubbles 23rd anniversary infrared image of the Horsehead Nebula

How the Epic One-Year Space Station Mission Works (Infographic). From

"Growing morning glory to learn how to better grow plants in space - next we will be growing rice" --Astronaut Terry Virts from the International Space Station.

NASA Spinoff App. NASA Spinoff profiles the best examples of technology that have been transferred from NASA research and missions into commercial products. From life-saving satellite systems to hospital robots that care for patients and more, NASA technologies benefit society. There's more space in your life than you think!

2015 The Year Ahead Scott Kelly Time Magazine Cover

Side by side pics of all alien surfaces humanity has explored. As of November 2014, these are all of the planetary, lunar and small body surfaces where humanity has either lived, visited, or sent probes to.

  • Reyna de Courcy
    Reyna de Courcy

    I want to go!!! :)

Graphic shows the size of Rosetta's comet relative to Los Angeles.

  • MaryLiz Schoenfeld
    MaryLiz Schoenfeld

    So cool. Thanks!

Video showing response of fluid to an impulse in micro-gravity. Astronaut Reid Wiseman posted this #SpaceVine from the International Space Station. To find out how these types of observations can help rocket science, read about it at

After a 10-month, 442 million mile journey, NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) is set to enter Martian orbit at approximately 9:50 p.m. EDT tonight, Sept 21, 2014. NASA TV coverage begins at 9:30 p.m.

Driving distances on Mars and the moon! This chart provides a comparison of the distances driven by various wheeled vehicles on the surface of Mars and Earth's moon. Opportunity takes the lead!

"Veggie" Will Expand Fresh Food Production on Space Station. On June 10, 2014, Astronaut Steve Swanson harvested a crop of six red romaine lettuce plants that were grown from seed inside the space station’s Veggie facility, a low-cost plant growth chamber that uses a flat-panel light bank for plant growth and crew observation. For the Veg-01 experiment, researchers are testing and validating the Veggie hardware, and the plants will be returned to Earth to determine food safety.

Why do we grow protein crystals in space? "Crystallizing Opportunities With Space Station Research"

Harvesting plants in a study of gravity resistance in growth. Find more on the Japanese Resist Tubule experiment here: KN from space

Replacing ignitors and fuel reservoirs for studies of combustion science in microgravity. KN from space.

NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg preparing another colloidal fluid experiment aboard the International Space Station. This one examines colloidals classified as smart materials, transitioning to a solid-like state in the presence of a magnetic field. New manufacturing models based on these nanoparticles acting as self-assembling building blocks could improve or help develop brake systems, seat suspensions, stress transducers, robotics, rovers, airplane landing gears and vibration damping systems.

Karen Nyberg, Expedition 36 flight engineer, works with new test samples for the Advanced Colloids Experiment, or ACE, housed inside the Microgravity Science Glovebox of the International Space Station's Destiny laboratory. Results from ACE will help researchers understand how to optimize stabilizers to extend the shelf life of products like laundry detergent, paint, ketchup and even salad dressing.

Studying the use of magnetic fields to change viscosity of special fluids. Could improve brake systems, seat suspensions, robotics, clutches, engine mounts & more. The experiment is called InSPACE (Investigating the Structure of Paramagnetic Aggregates from Colloidal Emulsions). KN from space

  • Ana Lucia Meyer
    Ana Lucia Meyer

    Hi,Karen, thanks for all the pics you share w us. By any chance as you passes by Brazil take a pic and pin it. ;) thank you.

  • Linda Welker
    Linda Welker

    Karen, you've literally opened new vistas for us. POV is everything. Love the education and pleasure you bring to us. Thanks so much. Linda

Eeewwww!!!! In this episode of the ISS Science Garage, both Don and Mike discuss changes to the human body while in space.

Geared up for tele-operations with Robonaut, where my movements become his. KN from space.

On July 18, I assembled a brand new microscope to be used in the Japanese Lab of ISS. New discoveries to come! KN from space.

One of the coolest games in space: playing with water and the phenomenon of refraction. KN from space.

  • Maria Votilla
    Maria Votilla


Ocular ultrasound, remotely guided from Houston. I appreciate that, in space, we can use water instead of gel! KN from space.

With real-time remote guidance from Houston, Luca Parmitano conducts ultrasound of my vertebrae to study changes in the spine during long duration spaceflight. KN from space.