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Life Sciences Look to the Space Station

Posted October 02, 2015 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

Life sciences exploration is constantly expanding, and the "next great frontier" for this branch of science is space, according to Bioscience Technology. The weightless conditions of space increases the pace of research. New experiments conducted on the International Space Station (ISS) include a U.S. venture with the Beijing Institute - a first since a ban prohibiting collaboration in space was overturned. In the experitment, DNA will be flown to the ISS and studied to determine if space radiation and microgravity cause mutations. In another not-so-life-sciences-related case, six samples of whiskey were sent to the ISS for aging tests.


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10/05/2015 6:37 AM

Is the whisky test to determine aging in the distillation, or aging in the astronauts?

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