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August 30, 2014

 

An artist's rendering of a pyramid structure on Mars.

Live On Mars

Mars One hopes to send settlers to the red planet by 2024.

April 4, 2014

 

Photo of the International Space Station with Earth behind.

Sleeping In Space

Research has shown that people snore less in space. Could this have any ramifications has for us here on Earth?

January 31, 2014

 

Computer generated image of a Mars rover

Deep Space Rodeo!

In order to reach Mars, our astronauts may have to stop by a lassoed astroid first.

August 29, 2013

 

three astronauts waiting to go into space

Zero Gravity, Does It Exist?

Is there such a thing as zero gravity?

March 21, 2013

 

space walking astronaut

Why Is Gravity Good For Us?

Anyone who spends an extended period of time in space faces serious medical problems due to the near total absence of gravity.

September 7, 2012

 

a space shuttle bathroom

How Do Astronauts Go To The Bathroom In Space?

After solving the problem of dining in space, astronauts need to think about the next natural step!

September 6, 2012

 

two astronauts sit while their burgers float in the air

Dining In Space

Would food fly off a plate in space? Would astronauts have digestive problems? Learn the science behind space food!

November 28, 2011

 

model of the earth

Floating at the Center of the Earth

Here's an odd thing about weightlessness: if it were possible to live in the center of the earth we would be weightless there, too!

June 26, 2009

 

Space shuttle in space

Shuttle Glow

Did astronauts Jack Lousma and C. Gordon Fullerton see a ghost aboard their shuttle back in 1982? Find out on this Moment of Science.

June 9, 2009

 

Astronaut floating in space

Worms in Space

Why do we send worms into space? Find out on this Moment of Science.

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