There is more life science research going on in space than you probably imagined. And amazingly, experiments including microscopy, are controlled from the ground.
It’s a long way from the days of shuttle astronauts having to carryout protocols in a weightless environment.
In this episode, Jana Stoudemire explained to me the mission of Space Tango, the types of science that can benefit from zero gravity and how experiments get done remotely. Spoiler: If you can do it on a bench here on earth, that’s where you should do it.
While it takes a lot of effort to plan and conduct these experiments, the good news is that NASA gives them a free ride to the ISS for now.
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