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The Ability To Grow Plants and Veggies In Space

Did you know that since April 2014, NASA scientists have been testing growing plants and vegetables on the Space Station? You see, a veggie system can keep astronauts and Mars colonists alive by providing the food they need. The Vegetable Production System (Veggie) is a real, non-science-fiction, portable unit capable of growing plants in space, providing a crew with a source of fresh, palatable, nutritious food. Red romaine lettuce grows in "pillows" with controlled release fertilizer and a type of clay that increases root aeration and plant growth. For light energy needs, NASA scientists came up with a combination of red, blue and green LED's. According to Dr. Gioia Massa, NASA's team leader for the Veggie program, there may be psychological...

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Meteorite 8 Fragment Set in Gift Box

  WANT TO OWN A REAL PIECE OF SPACE? WHY NOT OWN 8 PIECES! SOME OF THESE SPECIMENS ARE BELIEVED TO BE MORE THAN 40,000 YEARS OLD. A GREAT GIFT SET AND A GREAT SPACE COLLECTIBLE. EACH METEORITE IS INDIVIDUALLY ENCASED AND HAS THE FACT INFORMATION SPECIFICATIONS ON THE BACK OF THE ENCLOSURE! YES, YOU CAN REMOVE EACH ENCLOSURE FROM THE PRESENTATION!  INCLUDED ON THE INFORMATION IS THE NAME, WHERE IT WAS FOUND, THE CLASS, DATE OF FALL/FIND, DESCRIPTION AND ADDITIONAL REMARKS. SIZE AND SPECIMEN WILL VARY. YOU CAN ARRANGE IN TWO ROWS SIDE BY SIDE, VERTICALLY, OR TWO HORIZONTAL ROWS, FOR WHICHEVER APPEARANCE YOU PREFER. YOU CAN ALSO REMOVE EACH SPECIMEN AND READ THE DETAILS ABOUT EACH SPECIFIC METEORITE....

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Astronauts: The Importance of Mental & Physical Pre-Flight Fitness

While most people understand that becoming an Astronaut isn't the simplest career to break into, they probably don't understand the rigorous mental and physical conditioning required to prepare an individual's mind and body for space. Beyond the physical strain placed on a person's body during the actual flight to space, the more time in space, the more strain on the body. NASA has recognized the necessity for a program to prepare the Astronauts for their mission to space, in addition to post rehabilitation upon returning to earth. NASA Selection Process Finding the appropriate person to send to space, as well as preparing them for travel, is a scrupulous process that NASA has perfected to provide the Astronauts with a superb...

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What's the course for NASA and Space Industry for 2017?

As 2017 kicks off, it will be a new era for NASA and the Space industry, as  President-elect Donald Trump takes office in January. As president, Trump will nominate a NASA administrator and will be tasked with setting a budget for the space program, which will then have to be approved by Congress. The current proposed budget for NASA in 2017 is $19 billion — down $300 million from the previous year but still an improvement from the past decade, which saw the end of the space shuttle program. President-elect Donald Trump will step into his new role during a pivotal time for future space endeavors, as well, with NASA setting its sights on a Mars mission in the 2030s...

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What Qualifications Must You Have to Become a NASA Engineer?

NASA, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, is responsible for science and technology related to air and space. NASA engineers design and build the technology used in every field for NASA, including electronics, avionics, software and rocketry. One out of every 1,000 patents issued in the U.S. has gone to NASA project scientists. Thousands of scientific studies have been published based on results of the agency’s missions. So, what does it take to become a NASA engineer? There are specific educational requirements listed on NASA's website. The agency also offers internships and other inroads for long term employment, including those for potential engineers. The educational requirements are very rigorous and include a bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college. The...

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