When You Wish Upon a Star

During her six months aboard the ISS — 184 days, 22 hours, and 14 minutes, to be exact — Peggy Whitson conducted 21 experiments in human life sciences and microgravity sciences and on commercial products. She also worked as a builder, helping expand the station. READ MORE

No Gravity? No Problem for Zero-G Eyewash

Most laboratories have an emergency eyewash station to help save lab workers’ eyes in the event of a mishap. But what about the International Space Station, one of the most visible laboratories in — or out of — the world, where water doesn’t flow as conveniently as it does on Earth? READ MORE

Triple Owl Flies High

Shannon Walker’s six-month stint aboard the International Space Station. READ MORE

A Long Road to a Perfect Launch

The spectacular night launch of NASA’s Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission at Cape Canaveral, Fla., in March 2015, was an important one for Rice’s space science family. READ MORE