NASA currently uses centrifuges to force the gases out, but those machines are large and require significant mass, power, and maintenance. Meanwhile, the team has conducted experiments demonstrating magnets could achieve the same results in some cases.
Growing plants in space has multiple benefits, Nandi said. A mission to Mars might take several years to complete. Experience from the International Space Station shows that being able to grow some food in addition to pre-packaged meals is a big morale booster for astronauts, he said.
NASA now invites both new and existing teams to enter Phase 2 for a prize purse up to $1 million.
Space radiation originates from three primary sources: particles trapped in the Earth's magnetic field, particles shot into space during solar flares, and galactic cosmic rays, which originate outside our solar system.
Washington: NASA has launched a public competition that asks people to find solutions to turn carbon dioxide into molecules that would help astronauts endure the harsh atmosphere on the Red Planet. Called the “CO2 Conversion Challenge”, the competition asks public to discover ways to develop novel synthesis technologies that use carbon dioxide as the sole […]
Washington: NASA is set to announce the names of the astronauts assigned to the new commercial crew capsules from Boeing and SpaceX, early next month. NASA will announce on August 3, the astronauts assigned to crew the first flight tests and missions of the Boeing CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX Crew Dragon, and begin a new […]
Washington: NASA has postponed the second planned spacewalk at the International Space Station (ISS) scheduled for this week to mid-February, after developing a software patch for a glitch that two astronauts had expected to fix during the first spacewalk. Astronauts Mark Vande Hei from NASA and Norishige Kanai of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency — crew […]
Washington: The Trump administration will direct NASA to land humans on the Moon and establish presence on the lunar surface before sending astronauts to the Red Planet and beyond, US Vice President Mike Pence has said. Pence made the administration’s intentions known in a Wall Street Journal op-ed, as well as a speech he gave […]
Washington: NASA said its Orion spacecraft, which will take astronauts to deep space destinations, did well in a key safety test. At the Promontory, Utah, facility of Orion subcontractor Orbital ATK, engineers tested the abort motor for Orion’s launch abort system (LAS) this week, firing the 17-foot tall motor for five seconds, NASA said. The […]
Washington: A team of 22 persons including a university professor is set for a deep sea expedition by NASA to test simulated spacewalks, time delays in space communication and the effect of ketogenic (high-fat, low-carb) diet on astronauts who will be part of future space missions, including to Mars. The crew from NASA’s Extreme Environment […]
London: Long space mission induces a blood shift in astronauts from the bottom half of the body to the top that may lead to health problems, say researchers.
Washington: Three Expedition 59 crew — NASA astronaut Anne McClain, Soyuz Commander Oleg Kononenko of Roscosmos, and Flight Engineer David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency — are set to ride back to Earth from the International Space Station (ISS). The Russian Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft would undock from the ISS at 5 a.m. (India time) […]
New York: Suffering from low blood pressure? Do an hour or more of daily exercise and stay hydrated to improve the condition and control fainting or dizziness episodes, finds a NASA-funded study on astronauts. The study is the first to examine the condition called “orthostatic intolerance” during daily activities when the astronauts returned home. The […]