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  • Science that can't be done on Earth

    Jan. 16, 2003

    This morning the Space ShuttleColumbia left Earth on an extraordinary mission--to study flames that form balls and flit around like UFOs, to collect exotic scents from space-traveling flowers, to reveal the inner workings of the human brain. And much more!

  • Solar Eclipse

    May 30, 2003

    Sky watchers in Europe, Asia, and parts of Alaska and Canada will experience a partial eclipse of the Sun on Saturday, May 31st.

  • Artificial Cells

    May 29, 2003

    NASA-supported researchers are learning to make designer cells for dehydrated blood supplies and space-age medicines.

  • Eggs in a Rocket

    March 21, 2003

    The first-ever national high school rocketry competition will send dozens of eggs hurtling into the air.

  • Guiding Light

    July 25, 2003

    A new kind of glass pane containing liquid crystal droplets might have applications ranging from improving the Internet to discovering new planets.

  • Rocks in your Gas Tank

    April 17, 2003

    Experiments onboard the International Space Stationcould accelerate the drive toward a hydrogen-based economy.

  • A Rare Meteor Shower

    Feb. 28, 2003

    Earth is approaching a cometary debris stream that might trigger an unusual Antarctic meteor shower this weekend.

  • Anticipating Earthquakes

    Aug. 11, 2003

    High above Earth where seismic waves never reach, satellites may be able to detect earthquakes--before they strike.

  • Close Encounters with Mars

    Aug. 25, 2003

    This week Earth makes its nearest approach to Mars in almost 60,000 years. Everyone on our planet will be close to Mars--but somewhere, someone will be the closest of all. Where?

  • Space StationIngenuity

    Sept. 25, 2003

    Researchers have dreamed up some ingenious experiments using odds and ends onboard the International Space Station.