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Genesis 1 Carrying a NASA Experiment

Submit on Wednesday, July 19th, 2006 06:43

Genesis 1 self portrait. Image credit: Bigelow AerospaceClick to enlarge
Bigelow Aerospace’s inflatable Genesis 1 habitat has a stowaway on board; an experiment for NASA called Genebox. This shoebox-sized experiment will allow NASA to measure the effects of near weightlessness on the genetic structure of microorganisms. Although this is the first Genebox, NASA is planning to launch several of them over the next few years as part of the Vision for Space Exploration.

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