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NASA plans to study radiation with over 40 balloons

December 7th, 2007 by me

NASA has announced plans to use a flotilla of more than 40 high altitude balloons to study radiation in the Earth’s Van Allen Belts.

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Genesis 1 Carrying a NASA Experiment

July 19th, 2006 by me

Genesis 1 self portrait. Image credit: Bigelow AerospaceClick to enlarge
Bigelow Aerospace’s inflatable Genesis 1 habitat has a stowaway on board; an experiment for NASA called Genebox. This shoebox-sized experiment will allow NASA to measure the effects of near weightlessness on the genetic structure of microorganisms. Although this is the first Genebox, NASA is planning to launch several of them over the next few years as part of the Vision for Space Exploration.

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