UBC researcher studies yeast to protect astronauts from space radiation
Corey Nislow is not an astronaut, but if humanity makes it to Mars safely, he will have played a vital role.
Dec 16, 2019
Slowed metabolism helps geese fly high
A few years before NASA astronaut Jessica Meir began learning to fly a spacecraft for her upcoming trip to the International Space Station, she was in flight-training of a different kind: teaching bar-headed geese how to fly in a wind tunnel at the University of British Columbia.
Sep 3, 2019
Watch live coverage of the Mars InSight landing with member of NASA team
Watch NASA’s live coverage of the Mars InSight landing with the UBC planetary scientist who is the only Canadian involved in the mission.
Nov 23, 2018
MESSENGER reveals Mercury’s ancient magnetic field secrets
New data from MESSENGER, the spacecraft that orbited Mercury for four years before crashing into the planet a week ago, reveals Mercury’s magnetic field is almost four billion years old.
May 7, 2015
Star light, star bright
UBC astronomers have used NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope to discover new insights into the formation of the Milky Way.
Jul 18, 2013
UBC engineering students unveil moon dust-shoveling robot before NASA competition
A robot designed by UBC students will be shoveling moon dust at an international robotics competition next week, vying for a $500,000 prize and the opportunity to contribute to NASA’s future space exploration projects.
Oct 9, 2009