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NASA Rocketed Human Sperm Into Space

NASA‘has sent‘samples of human sperm to the’International Space Station‘to study how fertilization could happen in space.

The mission, called Micro-11,’rocketed frozen human sperm ‘ and bull sperm for a comparison ‘to the space station early this month. The aim? NASA wants to know: ‘Do sperm squirm the same in space?’

Lack of gravity affects human sperm motility and fertility. During fertilization for mammals, the activated sperm swims to fuse with an egg, and it faces a vastly different environment depending on gravity.

Experiments with sperm from sea urchins and bulls have suggested that ‘activating movement happens more quickly in microgravity, while the steps leading up to fusion happen more slowly’ or not at all,’ NASA explained. ‘Delays or problems at this stage could prevent fertilization from happening in space.’

Astronauts on the space station will thaw the samples and add a chemical mixtures to activate the sperm. They’ll then record how well the sperm move in space. Samples will be sent back to a lab at the University of Kansas for further study.

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NASA, SpaceX to launch spacecraft to find another Earth

TESS, a new NASA planet-hunting spacecraft, is set to write the next revolutionary chapter in astronomy by revealing more details about the nearest exoplanets and, perhaps, uncovering the first signs of life seen beyond our spinning rock.

TESS is scheduled to launch Monday aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, one of many missions Elon Musk’s rocket company has partnered on with NASA. SpaceX also uses its Dragon cargo ships to resupply the International Space Station.

NASA’s TESS will monitor 200,000 of the nearest stars using the same discovery method that enabled Kepler to spot 2,600 confirmed exoplanets. Its four wide-field cameras will watch for tell-tale dips in brightness that can be caused by an orbiting planet passing in front of a star.’

“To me, TESS represents the very first opportunity to really, truly make progress in this area of trying to find signs of life on other worlds,” Seager says. “It really has a chance to find a rocky planet … that’s the right distance from its star, the right temperature to have life on its surface. Tess will find a pool of planets like that.”

Seager notes that many of the worlds TESS is likely to find may be similar to Earth in size and rocky composition, but will be different and weird in other ways.’

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NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge

The NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge is taking place this weekend at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Close to 100 high school and college teams from the USA as well as international teams from around the world are competing. 

Each year the NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge features an engineering design challenge to engage students worldwide in the next phase of human space exploration. The annual event is a more complex follow-up to the successful NASA Great Moonbuggy Race. The competition challenges high school and college students to create a vehicle designed to traverse the simulated surface of another world.

During its 20-year run, the Great Moonbuggy Race engaged more than 10,000 students and demonstrated that these budding scientists and engineers were capable of complex work.

The NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge continues that tradition by providing an authentic engineering experience. The student teams design, build, and test technologies that enable rovers to perform in a wide variety of environments. The Rover Challenge will inspire participants to become the engineers to design NASA’s next-generation space systems.

NASA is taking a stepping-stone approach to building capabilities necessary for sending astronauts to Mars. Likewise, the newly redesigned the NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge is a next logical step toward emulating planetary exploration. It continues the agency’s effort to use the appeal and intrigue of its space missions and programs as catalysts for engaging students in STEM — science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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