An accurate and reliable description of Earth’s ionosphere is of critical importance because of our increased reliance on satellite technology and the significant impact the ionosphere has on it.
International Space Station
JGR: Planets Author Aboard the International Space Station
NASA Astronaut and planetary geologist Dr. Jessica Watkins recently published her post-doctoral Mars research in JGR: Planets, just prior to heading to the International Space Station.
High Schoolers Measure Earth’s Magnetism from Space
The experiment was one of the winning projects of the Astro Pi Challenge, in which hundreds of young scientists analyzed data collected from the International Space Station.
Scientists Fight to Keep Lidar on the Space Station
Remote sensing experts may lose a key tool in the fight against climate change.
A New Look at Global Lightning from the Space Station
The Lightning Imaging Sensor on the International Space Station provides an expanded view of global lightning that improves scientific understanding of the Earth as well as public safety.
Senators Oppose Cutting Federal Funding for Space Station
Senators Ted Cruz and Bill Nelson say a timetable to transition the station to commercial operations in 2025 is premature, arbitrary, and political.
Earth Day Message from an Astronaut on the Space Station
NASA astronaut and geoscientist Drew Feustel reminds us: High above Earth, you see no borders; you barely see cities. You do see evidence of Earth’s raw power.
Five Takeaways from Trump’s Proposed Budget for NASA
Exploration and privatization dominate the president’s proposed budget for the space agency in the 2019 fiscal year, whereas a major cut to a flagship mission surprises scientists.
Geoscientist-Rich Crew Slated for Space Station Next Year
Geophysicists from NASA and the European Space Agency and the first African American chosen to serve on an International Space Station crew are selected for 2018 missions.
Failed Rocket Payload Included Research Experiments
Orbital Sciences’ Antares rocket and Cygnus cargo spacecraft, which failed on 28 October, included a number of student research projects along with other science experiments.