NASA will take out of living organisms beyond earth orbit in 2020

Space Agency NASA in recent times produced living organisms beyond earth orbit in the distant 1972, when the crew of Apollo 17 landed on the moon. Emerged half a century of silence will be broken in 2020, the Agency intends to launch the Sun BioSentinel spacecraft, which will be located inside a container of yeast fungi. During this mission, scientists want to know what happens with living organisms in conditions of extremely strong radiation.

It is known that the apparatus BioSentinel weighs 14 pounds and resembles a small box. According to the newspaper Space.com the Assembly machine will be completed in October, but he will appear when using the carrier rocket Space Launch System (SLS) in mid-2020. Apart from him, the rocket will fly 12 microsatellites.

BioSentinel will be located inside two varieties of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae: one of them will be more resistant to space radiation than the other. The device will collect data about fungi for the past 9-12 months — in particular, the researchers hope to obtain detailed information about the proliferation of yeast. At the same time, scientists will observe the same group of fungi, which will remain on the International space station — where the radiation level is much lower, and between two groups of samples clearly there’s a big difference.

The authors of the survey noted that the recovery of DNA from the yeast occurs in the same way as in humans. Discoveriesto be made during the study, will allow to study the possible effects of space travel on human health.

Recall that researchers from a Michigan Hospital Henry Ford recently discovered that space travel can cause irreparable harm to the joints. This became known thanks to experiments on mice or read about it in our material.

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