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Thursday, 30 January, 2020

Scientists Sent Mighty Mice To Space To Improve Treatments Back On Earth – NPR

The SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft that ferried musclebound mice to the International Space Station and back can be seen at the top of this picture taken from the station on Dec. 20, 2019.

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In early December at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, two anxious scientists were about to send 20 years of research into orbit.

“I feel like our heart and soul is going up in that thing,” Dr. Emily Germain-Lee told her husband, Dr. Se-Jin Lee, as they waited arm-in-arm for a SpaceX rocket to launch.

A few seconds later the spacecraft took off, transporting some very unusual mice to the International Space Station, where they would spend more than a month in near zero gravity.

Click here to read full article https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/01/16/796316186/scientists-sent-mighty-mice-to-space-to-improve-treatments-back-on-earth

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