Leah Crane is a SpaceNews editorial intern who completed her B.A. in Physics/Astronomy at Carleton College. She lives in Chicago and writes about science literacy, science education, and space on her blog Down Here on Earth.

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  • NASA’s Saffire experiment fights fire with fire
    Launch

    NASA’s Saffire experiment fights fire with fire

    Before the Cygnus cargo tug that reached the International Space Station on March 26 makes its mission-ending plunge back to Earth, NASA will spend a week playing with fire onboard the unmanned capsule in an effort to improve astronaut safety.

  • Draper Developing Automated Astronaut Assistance

    Draper Developing Automated Astronaut Assistance

    On the International Space Station, a surprising amount of astronauts’ work is done manually, with little computerized assistance. Draper Laboratory and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute aim to change that with new software providing astronauts with automated alerts to guide their work.