As America celebrates National Lab Day on May 12, astronauts are helping scientists expand and execute research on the only National Laboratory in microgravity -- the International Space Station.
05.12.10 - Fifty years ago NASA launched the first production model of the Project Mercury spacecraft. Read other historical facts in This Month in Exploration.
05.12.10 - Using state-of-the-art NASA satellite information, students are busy checking state forests for ticks that may carry Lyme disease.
05.10.10 - Space shuttle Atlantis will fly some very special "beads of courage" for children fighting life-threatening illnesses.
05.04.10 - NASA's new traveling exhibit "From Rockets to Race Cars" made its NASCAR debut last weekend at Richmond International Raceway.
04.06.10 - Ninety-five years ago the Secretary of War called the first meeting of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. Read other historical facts in This Month in Exploration.
04.02.10 - Imagine a mission... to Mars. A mission that deposits micro sensors into the atmosphere over half the planet that collect vast amounts of data. Now, can you help NASA design it?
03.29.10 - A lunar habitat module, paper that captures sound as energy and a drug delivery system for use in space. What do these inventions have in common? They’re all concepts being developed for commercialization by high school students competing in the Conrad Foundation’s Innovation Summit.
03.24.10 - Thirteen year old Ajay Ramesh and twelve year old Prithvi Aiyaswamy, two seventh grade boys from Chaboya Middle School, San Jose, Calif., were so excited about their visit to the Fluid Mechanics Laboratory at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., that they could barely sleep the night before their visit.
03.22.10 - Thousands of high school students filled the Siegel Center at Virginia Commonwealth University for the Richmond, Va., FIRST Robotics regional tournament.