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#1    Waspie_Dwarf

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 09:54 PM

From Antibiotics to Yeast: Latest Student Science Heads For Space


www.nasa.gov said:

Astronauts on future missions may nibble on lettuce and grow their own antibiotics, depending on the results of research that student scientists plan to conduct on the International Space Station.

Mission 5 of the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) is scheduled to launch to the space station on July 11. A total of 1,344 proposals yielded 15 selected investigations for the flight. These investigations represent a diversity of subject matter from bacteria to tadpole shrimp and locations from Massachusetts to Arizona.

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