Results tagged “space biology”

BioExpt-1 Braced For Deep Space

As NASA prepares to return to the Moon through Artemis, teams at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida are working to send much smaller life forms to space to help scientists better understand the effects of space radiation before humans return to the lunar surface.

NASA is preparing to send humans to Mars sometime in the 2030s. The 3-year mission will expose astronauts to a long period of microgravity, which will cause them to lose bone mass.

Dark leafy greens and vibrant hued root vegetables, such as carrots and sweet potatoes, are rich in nutrients essential for health.

Cotton Cell Samples Growing In Space

Cotton cell samples, held by NASA astronaut and Expedition 66 Flight Engineer Kayla Barron, are pictured growing on a petri dish inside the Advanced Plant Habitat.

Check out our latest adventure in space gardening! This weekend I watered the salad greens growing as part of Veggie PONDS.

Fresh chile peppers are displayed aboard the International Space Station after being harvested from inside the Advanced Plant Habitat.

Transcriptomic datasets from space-flown mice from GeneLab were extensively mined to extract the key genes that cause muscle atrophy in organ muscle tissues such as the thymus, liver, and spleen.

Activating A Space Biology Experiment

Thomas Pesquet: Aki doing his best James Dean impression while performing some JAXA science, he's that good 😁.

Hatch Chili Plants Flower In Orbit

Thomas Pesquet: 🌢Red hatch chili peppers. Yes we played them music, yes we played them Red Hot Chili Peppers (Megan did).

Clover plants grown in Mars-like soils experience significantly more growth when inoculated with symbiotic nitrogen-fixing bacteria than when left uninoculated.

Earlier this year Astronauts on the International Space Station enjoyed a fresh supply of leafy greens, thanks in large part to the efforts of Expedition 64 crew member Michael Hopkins.

NASA astronaut and Expedition 65 Flight Engineer Shane Kimbrough inserts a device called a science carrier into the Advanced Plant Habitat (APH), which contains 48 Hatch chile pepper seeds for the Plant Habitat-04 experiment.

Most kids dream of growing up to be astronauts; but the downside of spending extended amounts of time in low gravity is that astronauts' muscles tend to shrink and weaken through disuse.

PWM stands for Plant Water Management. A novel way to use hydroponics to grow plants in space - no earth (lower case πŸ˜‰) required!

It's a maxim drilled into us at a young age: "Always eat your veggies!" For astronauts on the International Space Station, heeding this well-known advice is both essential and challenging.

How To Water Plants In Space

Ensuring that plants receive the nourishment they need through proper irrigation is an age-old challenge for farmers here on Earth. It is also a challenge in space.

Growing Asian Herbs In Space

Plants are pictured growing inside a container for the Asian Herbs study. The space botany investigation is exploring ways to cultivate fast-growing plants used for traditional medicine and food flavoring.

Ground Controls For Space Radishes

A view of radishes growing in the Advanced Plant Habitat (APH) ground unit inside the Space Station Processing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Dec. 14, 2020.

In extreme environments, even the most ordinary tasks can seem like unsurmountable challenges.

Documenting Plant Growth In Space

Radish leaves cut from the bulb are attached to a work area in the Harmony module and spread out for photography after being harvested.

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