Fish in space: Japan looks to launch killifish into orbit
Fish in space: Japan looks to launch killifish into orbit
October 25, 2009

Sometime in fiscal 2011, astronauts headed to the International Space Station (ISS) will have a little aquatic company: two tanks of killifish.

The little fish, however, will not be going into orbit as pets or mascots, but as part of an experiment -- designed by a consortium of about 20 research organizations including the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency -- to examine the physical and genetic effects of long sojourns in space. (More...)








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