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  • Staying Cool on the ISS

    March 21, 2001

    The International Space Station's thermal control systems maintain a delicate balance between the deep-freeze of space and the Sun's blazing heat.

  • What Space Needs: The Human Touch

    May 30, 2001

    NASA's Human Exploration and Development of Space enterprise tackles one of the toughest and most redeeming problems of all: sending humans into space.

  • Jellyplants on Mars

    June 1, 2001

    Scientists are creating a new breed of glowing plants --part mustard and part jellyfish-- to help humans explore the Red Planet.

  • A Greener Planetary Greenhouse

    Sept. 7, 2001

    In recent years Earth-orbiting satellites have seen plants growing more vigorously than usual over northern parts of our planet.

  • Power to the ISS!

    Nov. 13, 2001

    What's the most important resource on the International Space Station? Air? Water? No ... electrical power!

  • Starshine, Too

    Dec. 18, 2001

    On Sunday, Dec. 16th, shuttle Astronautsdeployed the eye-catching Starshine 2 satellite. Now there are two "disco balls in space" for students to track and study.

  • Roses for the Red Planet

    May 8, 2001

    What makes The Red Planetred? Right now the answer is iron oxide, but one day it could be roses say NASA scientists debating the prospects for plant life on Mars.

  • Meteorites Don't Pop Corn

    July 27, 2001

    A fireball that dazzled Americans on July 23rd was a piece of a comet or an asteroid, scientists say. Contrary to reports, however, it probably didn't scorch any cornfields.

  • Another Daring Adventure for Galileo

    Aug. 3, 2001

    NASA's durable Galileo space probe is heading for a close encounter with an alien volcano on Jupiter's moon Io. Galileo could fly right through a volcanic plume for the first time.

  • Fire Photon Torpedoes!

    Feb. 27, 2001

    A NASA alliance with minority colleges and universities is working to create futuristic computers that operate using particles of light.