Space-Baked Cookies, 'Mighty' Mice Back On Earth via SpaceXScientists also are getting back 40 mice that flew up in early December, including eight genetically engineered to have twice the normal muscle mass. Some of the non-mighty mice bulked up in orbit for the muscle study; others will pack it on once they're back in the lab.
SpaceX Launches Hefty Rocket With 24 Satellites, ExperimentsSpaceX did manage for the first time to catch the fairing, or nose cone, in a giant net on an offshore boat. The California-based company is trying to recover and reuse as many rocket parts as possible — rather than letting the pieces sink in the ocean — to drive down launch costs.
NASA Twins Study Explores Space, The Final Genetic FrontierPossibly the weirdest finding had to do with something called telomeres, the protective ends of chromosomes. Those tips gradually shorten as we get older, and are thought to be linked to age-related diseases including some cancers.But in space, Scott Kelly's telomeres got longer.
NASA, SpaceX Aim For March Test Of 1st New Astronaut CapsuleIt would be the first launch of U.S. astronauts into orbit, from U.S. soil, since NASA's shuttle program ended in 2011.