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LLNL biodetection system bound for space

A biological detection system developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists that has found more than a dozen applications soon will be used in tests reaching a new frontier—outer space.

dateApr 29, 2016 in Space Exploration
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Explainer: What is microgravity?

It's easy to assume that astronauts float in space because they are far away from the Earth's gravitational force. But look at the moon. It is much further away than the International Space Station, yet it orbits around the ...

dateApr 27, 2016 in Space Exploration
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Switzerland sends chocolate into space

In addition to high precision and a desire to tidy things up, another Swiss value enters the space world: milk chocolate. A box containing six little bars of brand-name chocolate was recently given to each astronaut on the ...

dateApr 26, 2016 in Space Exploration
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Mission Discovery experiments

Science experiments designed by pupils from the Mission Discovery Programme held at King's College London in 2013 and 2014 have been launched into space from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, on a journey to the ...

dateApr 25, 2016 in Space Exploration
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