NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren talks on the space station’s ham radio set.
Science on Station: November 2023
As an orbiting microgravity laboratory, the International Space Station hosts experiments from almost every scientific field. It also is home to educational programs to encourage young people worldwide to study science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
JAXA astronaut Koichi Wakata during a ham radio session. Credits: NASA
Station Experiment Tests Antimicrobial Coating for Long-Term Space Missions
As humans travel to Mars and beyond, where resupply from and return to Earth is difficult to impossible, monitoring and controlling every aspect of life onboard spacecraft is essential—down to the tiniest microbes.