Space Station Science Highlights: Week of February 22, 2021
Scientific investigations conducted aboard the International Space Station the week of Feb. 22 included examining differences in aromas of herb, changes in muscle gene expression, and rates of simultaneous flow of liquid and gas in microgravity, as well as testing software for autonomous vehicles.
Josef Aschbacher is new ESA Director General
As of today, 1 March 2021, ESA has a new Director General: Dr Josef Aschbacher, who has taken up duty at ESA Headquarters in Paris, France.
Seed Film Brings New Way to Grow Plants in Space
NASA astronaut Michael Hopkins harvested ‘Outredgeous’ red romaine lettuce grown in the Vegetable Production System (Veggie) aboard the International Space Station on Feb. 2, 2021.
NASA, SpaceX to Launch Second Commercial Crew Rotation Mission to International Space Station
NASA and SpaceX are continuing a regular cadence of missions with astronauts launching on an American rocket from American soil to the International Space Station.