News tagged with microgravity research

Image: ESA centrifuge

A decade ago, as Europe's Columbus laboratory module was attached to the International Space Station for microgravity research, ESA's Large Diameter Centrifuge began offering lengthy experiments in hypergravity.

dateJan 24, 2018 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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Nanomedicine project to be tested in space

When a spacecraft launches from Cape Canaveral, Fla., in the future, its cargo will include a small box containing a nano-fluidics experiment designed by scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

dateMay 12, 2009 in Bio & Medicine
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