Genomics and Cell Biology

Cutting Edge Biology Aboard Genesis

By Keith Cowing
Press Release
July 18, 2006

Bigelow Spacecraft Carries NASA ‘GeneBox’ for Tests in Orbit, NASA ARC

“On July 12, a Russian rocket lofted ‘GeneBox’ into Earth orbit within Bigelow Corporation’s Genesis I test spacecraft. Attached to the large inflatable spacecraft’s internal structure, GeneBox contains a miniature laboratory. In future flights, it will analyze how the near weightlessness of space affects genes in microscopic cells and other small life forms.”

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