The experiment shows the effect of microgravity on the germination of barley seeds.
US company SpaceX has launched a Falcon 9 rocket, which the unmanned spacecraft Dragon will deliver to the International space station 2585 kg of cargo.
On Board among the parts and tools that are genetically modified “powerful” of mice and brewery.
So was sent into space 40 mice, which are needed for a research project to study the loss of muscles and bones in conditions of low gravity.
“Researchers can really benefit from this unique environment to see if we can create the best medicine, the best therapeutic tools for astronauts on the space station, as well as patients here on Earth,” – said Patrick O’neill of the National laboratory of the United States. It is noted that all the mice will come back alive in the beginning of next year.
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On MKS also will deliver equipment and raw materials for brewing. The experiment shows the effect of microgravity on the germination of barley seeds.
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News 13 Gepostet von am Donnerstag, 5. Dezember 2019