After spending more than a month in space, a Dragon spacecraft splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean, completing SpaceX’s 29th Commercial Resupply Services mission for NASA, with valuable research tucked inside.
Astronauts on station worked on a host of science experiments and technology demonstrations, including a Boeing project to test the effectiveness and durability of an innovative antimicrobial coating in space.
Redwire’s meniscus print makes PopSci’s Top 50 Inventions of 2023. Earlier this year, Redwire Corporation successfully bioprinted a meniscus using live human tissue. The achievement was highlighted as part of Popular Science’s 36th annual “Best of What’s New Awards” for health innovations.
Axiom Space will launch four astronauts to the ISS in January. The all-international crew will spend 14 days on station conducting dozens of experiments, many of which are sponsored by the ISS National Lab. Read more here.
Blue Origin returned to flight.The Washington-based aerospace company returned to flight after a hiatus of more than a year following an engine anomaly. The mission carried 33 scientific payloads and 38,000 Club for the Future postcards.
Read the Upward feature “Cultivating the Cosmos” to see how studying the growth of cotton plants in space could lead to the production of more resilient plants and more effective use of resources.