Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Fruit Flies on the International Space Station

Source - NASA Science News for July 8, 2014

A new species is about to join astronauts on the International Space Station: Drosophila melanogaster, also known as the "fruit fly." Genetically speaking, the bug-eyed insects have a lot in common with human beings, and they are poised to teach researchers a great deal about voyaging into deep space.

The complete article can be found here: http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2014/08jul_fruitflies/

A companion video is posted below and can also be viewed at: http://youtu.be/ArHDSjfKDAs

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