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As part of a project to find the best edible plants to grow in space, NASA has turned to South Florida students. High school and middle schoolers participating in the Fairchild Challenge educational competition are helping select food plants appropriate for growing aboard a spacecraft by conducting plant experiments, specially designed through the Growing Beyond Earth partnership between the space agency and the Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden. On Wednesday morning, about 250 of these aspiring scientists gathered at the Garden House of the Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden to talk in real time, through a downlink, with astronauts Ricky Arnold... [Read More]
Students at a Coral Gables high school got the chance to speak to astronauts on board the International Space Station. About 250 students from BioTECH... [Read More]
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"The more you know, the less you fear." The former International Space Station commander wants to teach you all about space exploration with this MasterClass. [Read More]
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America's space program might seem stagnant — after all, NASA retired the Space Shuttle program back in 2011 and still doesn't have a replacement to send U.S. astronauts to the International Space Station and bring them back home. But America's private space industry is booming. Private spaceflight companies are making incredible progress. Just witness the recent highly publicized launch and synchronized dual booster landing of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket, which is now the largest operational rocket in the world. But it's not all about size. There's also been a flurry of activity with very small satellites. Thousands... [Read More]
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But looks are deceiving: the West has seen too little of the white stuff Views of Earth like this once seemed almost profound — at least I always thought so. That's because we weren't accustomed to seeing our home from a planetary perspective. Now, of course, views of Earth from space are commonplace. So maybe some of us have become a bit jaded. And that's one reason why I'm sharing this photograph taken by an astronaut aboard the International Space Station last month. Sure, we've se... [Read More]
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NASA's new boss is already getting cheers from space. Immediately after being sworn into office Monday by Vice President Mike Pence, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine took a call from the three U.S. astronauts at the International Space Station, who offered "hearty congratulations." The Oklahoma congressman became the 13th administrator of NASA,... [Read More]
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Ector County Independent School District will be flying two Mission Patches on the International Space Station from Clara Long, 8th grader at Bonham Middle School and Paisley Valenzuela, 1st grader at Gonzales Elementary. [Read More]
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Nasa reveals a stunning image of the Scottish Highlands taken from the International Space Station. [Read More]
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Three members of Mission 12 to the International Space Station recently visited their Toquam Elementary alma mater to congratulate a fourth-grader with a passion for space. Senior Krantz Medeus designed a patch for the mission that won the high school division, while Alexander Barker designed a second patch, winning the K-8th-grade competition. Stamford High students Grihith Manchanda, John Bolognino and Vedant Gannu were joined by their adviser and science teacher, Susan Dougherty, when they visited Toquam teacher Sarah Berkley's fourth-grade classroom. "I remember being in your seats looking up at people like me," Manchanda said. [Read More]
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"The Enchanted Islands of #Ecuador – the Galápagos," were photographed by NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold from aboard the International Space Station. [Read More]
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Sierra Nevada Corp. will use folding wings and a pressurized/unpressurized "cargo trailer" with the Dream Chaser Cargo System it has entered in NASA's second-round competition for unmanned vehicles to deliver cargo to the International Space Station (ISS). [Read More]
The International Space Station shared an overhead view of Michigan's iconic suspension bridge spanning the Straits of Mackinac... [Read More]
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The International Space Station shared some impressive photos on their Facebook page this week, including a look from way above the Mackinac Bridge. The post also includes looks at the east coast of the United States, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and the Galapagos Islands. [Read More]
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See the Mackinac Bridge like you've never seen it before - unless you're an astronaut. [Read More]
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The crew aboard the International Space Station can't get enough of Michigan lately. [Read More]
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While Maryland native Ricky Arnold is on the International Space Station, the astronaut made time Thursday to talk to a familiar group of people -- high schoolers. [Read More]
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South River's auditorium holds a lot of seats. Very few were empty, because the International Space Station provided some excitement. [Read More]
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Students from area STEM programs gathered at South River High School watch astronauts Ricky Arnold, from Arnold, and Drew Feustel  as they speak live from the International Space Station. [Read More]
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NASA Astronaut and Santa Monica High School graduate Col. Randy Bresnik conducted an Earth-to-space call for students last October during his mission at the International Space Station. Bresnik is home from his mission and will be on the Samohi campus on Friday, April 20, 2018 to conduct three assemblies for students, be honored by local …... [Read More]
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