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Bursting with excitement

(NASA/Johnson Space Center) Many investigations aboard the orbiting laboratory focus on fluid physics including the motion of liquids or the formation of bubbles. As on Earth, the formation of a bubble is sometimes a welcomed addition, but could also be an indication that something has gone wrong and must be reworked. Show More Summary

Investigation to combat muscular atrophy with implantable device

(NASA/Johnson Space Center) Rodent Research-6 (RR-6) is a two-fold investigation that will study the effectiveness of both the drug compound and the nano-channel drug delivery implant, for their use in the treatment of muscle loss in future spaceflight, and in the treatment of patients with muscle wasting diseases or conditions on Earth.

Super Bowl Sunday Asteroid Worries Some, But Not Tom Brady

While Houston has the Johnson Space Center and professional sports teams named the Rockets and the Astros, sports and space rarely have close encounters anywhere else. That could change on Super Bowl Sunday, February 4th, when an asteroid NASA has classified as “potentially hazardous” passes potentially close to a planet hazardously covered with hot wings,... Read more »

LISTEN: Johnson Space Center Radio --"NASA's Search for the Origins of Life in the Universe"

I have built a research lab where we look for organic molecules that we find in meteorites, says Aaron Burton. a planetary scientist NASA's Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) Division at the Johnson Space Center, who seeks to understand...        

Sensor to monitor orbital debris outside space station

(NASA/Johnson Space Center) The Space Debris Sensor (SDS) will monitor the small debris environment around the space station for two to three years, recording instances of debris between the sizes of.05mm to.5mm. Objects larger than 3 mm are monitored from the ground. It will launch to station in the trunk of a SpaceX Dragon during a resupply mission no earlier than Dec. 12.

Genes in Space-3 successfully identifies unknown microbes in space

(NASA/Johnson Space Center) Being able to identify microbes in real time aboard the International Space Station, without having to send them back to Earth for identification first, would be revolutionary for the world of microbiology and space exploration. Show More Summary

2017’s Best Photos of Earth Images, Our Solar System, and Beyond

See captivating NASA photos of our Solar System and beyond. NASA’s Top 16 Earth Images of 2016. The Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit at NASA’s Johnson Space Center picks this year’s top 16 photos of Earth from the International...        

NASA Astronaut, First Man To Fly Free In Space, Dies

Bruce McCandless’s death was announced by NASA’s Johnson Space Center.

Space station research explorer on NASA.gov launches phase one

(NASA/Johnson Space Center) Researchers, prospective partners, media professionals, students, and space enthusiasts now have more space station science at their fingertips with Space Station Research Explorer on NASA.gov (SSRE on NASA.gov). Show More Summary

NASA's Webb telescope emerges from Chamber A

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, or Webb, emerged from Chamber A at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston on Dec. 1 to prepare for its upcoming move to California.

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope completes final cryogenic testing

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) The vault-like, 40-foot diameter, 40-ton door of Chamber A at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston was unsealed on Nov. 18, signaling the end of cryogenic testing for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope.

New Research Center Brings More Clinical Trials to Rutgers

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School's Adult Clinical Research Center opens in a new space with the goal of doubling study volume in three years

Fireworks in space

(NASA/Johnson Space Center) Some of the most exciting things that we've seen from looking at gene expression in space is that we really see an explosion, like fireworks taking off, as soon as the human body gets into space.

Space station crew takes a breather with lung tissue investigation

(NASA/Johnson Space Center) The microgravity environment of the International Space Station impacts nearly every system within the human body. Researchers are studying the effects to the eyes, heart, muscles, and bones, but an area that hasn't received as much focus is one that is vital to human survival: the lungs.

Image: What lurks below NASA's Chamber A?

Hidden beneath Chamber A at the Johnson Space Center is an area engineers used to test critical contamination control technology that has helped keep our James Webb Space Telescope clean during cryogenic testing.

Self-portrait of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope marks critical test

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) What appears to be a unique selfie opportunity was actually a critical photo for the cryogenic testing of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope in Chamber A at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. The photo was used to verify the line of sight (or path light will travel) for the testing configuration.

Astronauts Perform Zero Gravity Fidget Spinner Tricks in Space on the International Space Station

4 months agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

NASA Johnson Space Center posted a video of NASA astronauts Randy Bresnik, Mark T. Vande Hei, Joseph M. Acaba, and ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli performing zero gravity flips and fidget spinner tricks while on board the International Space Station. Allowing the fidget spinner to float reduces the bearing friction by permitting the rate of the...

Space radiation won't stop NASA's human exploration

(NASA/Johnson Space Center) While it's true that space radiation is one of the biggest challenges for a human journey to Mars, it's also true that NASA is developing technologies and countermeasures to ensure a safe and successful journey to the red planet.

Lying in bed for the sake of science

(NASA/Johnson Space Center) Twelve volunteers will arrive this week at the German Space Agency's (DLR) Institute of Aerospace Medicine's :envihab facility to lie in bed for a month in the name of science. NASA's Human Research Program,...Show More Summary

NASA News: Mars Ancient Oceans Yield Clues to Possible Cradle of Life --"Undersea Hydrothermal Conditions on Mars May Have Existed 3.7 billion Years Ago"

"Even if we never find evidence that there's been life on Mars, this site can tell us about the type of environment where life may have begun on Earth," said Paul Niles of NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston. "Volcanic activity...        

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