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Microbe Talk: June 2016

Dr Kate Rubins and the International Space Station On 6 July, the spacecraft Soyuz MS-01 is scheduled to blast-off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, heading for the International Space Station (ISS). On board, will be Dr Kate Rubins, who, … Continue reading

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Microbes: Martian miners of the future?

In the world of ‘Emerging Tech’, asteroid mining is an idea that won’t go away. As we whittle away our resources here on Earth, many companies are looking to the orbiting lumps of rock in our Solar System as the … Continue reading

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NASA, the Spacecraft Assembly Facility, and the extremotolerant bacteria

If you’re sending a probe to another planet, how can you ensure that there are no microbes hitching a lift? I spoke to Dr Parag Vaishampayan from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena about this, and a discovery he … Continue reading

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