March 1, 2021 Space Lab's µG-Lilypond™ and other vertical farming technologies featured on Episode 5 of The Tomorrow Farm podcast with host Vonnie Lea.
February 17, 2021 Space Lab is featured in Vertical Farm Daily discussing our novel crop production systems and the challenges of growing plants in space. Read the full article here.
January 7, 202`1 In an interview with Filling-space.com, Space Lab Vice President Christine Escobar talks about some of our current projects as well as what inspired her to get involved with sustainable habitation in space. Learn more about her story here.
November 9, 2020 Space Lab Vice President Christine Escobar discusses our work with plants in space on the most recent episode of the Gardeners of the Galaxy podcast. Learn about the development of our µg-Lilypond™ crop production system, why we think duckweed is space's next super crop, and what plant Chris would take with her to space!
October 13, 2020 Today we celebrate a successful NS-13 mission, the seventh successful flight for Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket. Space Lab is honored to be one of 12 payloads that had the opportunity to test research and technology aboard this flight.
If you missed the launch, you can replay Blue Origin's webcast here. Space Lab and other payloads are discussed starting at 10:36.
October 12, 2020 Launch Update: Blue Origin's NS-13 mission is scheduled to launch Tuesday, October 13 at 8:35 AM CDT / 13:35 UTC. Watch the live webcast starting at T-30 minutes.
November 30, 2018 Space Lab will work with the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department (EBIO) at CU Boulder for the project "Co-optimization of Duckweed Biomass, Nutritional Quality, and Input-Use Efficiency". This work is under the Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) Biomedical Research Advances for Space Health (BRASH).
Nov. 8, 2017 Space Lab will be presenting two talks at the Next-Generation Suborbital Researchers Conference 2017 (NSRC-2017) in Broomfield, CO on Wednesday, December 20th, 2017, for the following topics: 1) "The Next Step for High Data Rate Communications for Sounding Rockets and Balloons" Abstract | Presentation 2) "Investigating Reentry Plasmas using Sounding Rockets" Abstract | Presentation Space Lab will also have an Exhibit booth. Stop on by and chat with the Space Lab crew. Enter for a chance to win a signed copy of Scott Kelly's book: "Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery".
Oct. 11, 2017 Space Lab presented at the American Society for Gravitational and Space Research 2017 Meeting in Seattle, WA at 10:00 am PST on Saturday, October 28th, 2017, for the following topic: "Duckweed: A Tiny Aquatic Plant with Enormous Potential for Bioregenerative Life Support Systems". Presentation Download
July 23, 2017 Space Lab presented at the 47th International Conference on Environmental Systems (ICES) in Charleston, SC on Thursday, July 20, 2017, for the following topic: "Duckweed: A Tiny Aquatic Plant with Enormous Potential for Bioregenerative Life Support Systems" Presentation Download Paper Download
May 22, 2017 Space Lab received the Innovation Corps (I-Corp) grant through NASA's pilot program, which accelerates small business product commercialization.