SpaceX Photos: 3rd Dragon Cargo Mission Soars to Space Station

Robonaut 2 Gains Climbing Legs


This image shows NASA’s Robonaut 2 with newly developed climbing legs, designed to give the robot mobility in zero gravity. With legs, Robonaut 2 will be able to assist astronauts with both hands while keeping at least one leg anchored to the station structure at all times. Image released Nov. 13, 2013.

PhoneSat 2.5


PhoneSat 2.5 harnesses the power of commercially available smartphones to control satellites and direct their communication.

Project MERCCURI and Science Cheerleaders


Project MERCCURI and Science Cheerleader team members take swab samples from John Glenn's 'Friendship 7' Mercury capsule at the National Air and Space Museum.

Liberty Bell Sampled for Microbes

National Park Service

Co-investigator Darlene Cavalier sampling the Liberty Bell for microbes as part of the International Space Station Project MERCCURI investigation.

Sample of Unclassified Spingomonadaceae

Alex Alexeiv/UC Davis

Sample of unclassified Spingomonadaceae from a stadium seat in Niedermeyer Field collected by the Pop Warner Coronado cheerleaders, San Diego, CA.

Paenibacillus eligii Bacteria


This Paenibacillus eligii bacteria was found on the Mars Exploration Rover prior to launch in 2004 at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA. The antimicrobials produced by this bacteria can fight a wide variety of fungi and bacteria.

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