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  • Saturday Morning Science

    2003April 6, 2011

    Quite by accident, we have made a most surprising observation, reports Don Pettit, the science officer of the International Space Station.

  • Weekend Movie Guide, NASA-style

    2003April 6, 2011

    Science@NASA presents a review of the IMAX movie Space Station3D. It's the next best thing to space flight.

  • Space: A bad influence on microbes?

    2003April 6, 2011

    At least one common disease-causing microbe becomes more virulent in simulated microgravity. Scientists studying this phenomenon hope to gain a better understanding of infectious disease.

  • The G's in the Machine

    2003Sept. 20, 2011

    Zero-g is a myth. Even in orbit, spacecraft experience tiny accelerations called "microgravity" that scientists monitor using a device named SAMS.

  • The Strange Physicsof Foam

    2003April 6, 2011

    What's made mostly of gas, a dash of liquid, and acts like a springy solid? Foams. Foams are so common we seldom appreciate how strange they are. Scientists are designing an experiment for the International Space Stationto investigate the puzzling Physicsof these everyday substances.

  • Space StationMusic

    2003April 6, 2011

    A surprising number of Astronautsare also musicians--and they love to play in space. "Music makes it seem less like a space ship, and more like a home," says astronaut Carl Walz.

  • Strange Clouds

    2003April 6, 2011

    Astronautsonboard the International Space Stationhave been observing strange electric-blue clouds hovering near the edge of space.

  • Space StationIngenuity

    2003Sept. 20, 2011

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

  • Science that can't be done on Earth

    2003April 6, 2011

    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!

  • Houston, We Have a Solution

    2003April 6, 2011

    New research aboard the Space Stationaims to adapt a tried-and-true repair tool to weightlessness.