So You Wanna Go to Space. Can You Put Up With the Superpower Bacteria? Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Study

Published: Jun 27, 2013

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We all love space here and we’re sure, given that thousands of people applied for a one-way trip to Mars, that at least some of you want to spend a long time in a spacecraft. But have you thought about the bacteria that will be going along with you? If you don’t feel too squirmy to read on, understand this: one type of bacteria grown aboard two shuttle missions ended up being bigger and thicker than control colonies on Earth, new NASA research shows.

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