The Cold Atom Laboratory
The Cold Atom Lab (CAL) will create a spot aboard the International Space Station 10 billion times colder than the vacuum of space.
A CAL Timeline
NASA's CAL Mission began in 2012 and will continue through 2020.
Loading Up CAL
These photos show NASA's Cold Atom Laboratory being integrated into the Cygnus cargo spacecraft in anticipation of the Antares rocket launch on May 21, 2018.
E. Coli in Space?
Scientists at the University of Alaska Anchorage are exploring how genetically modified E. Coli would produce isobutane in one experiment on the Cygnus OA-9.
Only the BEST
The BEST experiment is looking to advance sequencing in space and understand how microbes react to the unique environments aboard the International Space Station.