NASA News 2021.08.21

Next Stop: The International Space Station! – New science heads to the space station aboard a SpaceX cargo resupply mission Saturday, Aug. 28. The Dragon spacecraft will deliver a variety of investigations, including a study on preventing and treating bone density loss, an investigation that could detect and mitigate vision disorders, and a new robotic arm demonstration that could reveal potential uses on Earth, including in disaster relief.

Star Trek’s Connection to NASA – 100 years after Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry was born, we’ll help send his legacy of inspiration, hope, and diversity out into the cosmos. Tune in to a special program with Rod Roddenberry, Gene Roddenberry’s son, George Takei, actor and activist, Administrator Bill Nelson and some of NASA’s best and brightest.

Where Food Meets Methane – Methane is a potent greenhouse gas that can come from a variety of sources on our planet, including agriculture. At NASA, our Earth scientists study the global methane budget to better understand the primary sources of methane emissions and how they contribute to climate change.

Mosquito Challenge – The GLOBE Program invites citizen scientists from around the world to help with the Mosquito Habitat Photo Challenge. Put your camera skills to work and help us identify mosquito larvae so that we can help prevent outbreaks of mosquito-borne disease.

Come Fly Away with Us – Are you traveling by air anytime soon? It might not be immediately visible to you, but every U.S. aircraft and air traffic control tower uses NASA-developed technology. In honor of National Aviation Day, join us in celebrating all things aviation. 

Images of knobbly rocks and rounded hills are delighting scientists as our Curiosity rover climbs Mount Sharp, a mountain within the basin of Mars’ Gale Crater. The rover’s Mast Camera, or Mastcam, highlights those features in a panorama captured July 3, 2021.

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