NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 12 December 2019 – Preparing for Boeing’s Orbital Flight Test of the CST-100 Starliner

Status Report – Source: SpaceRefPosted December 13, 2019 5:26 PM

On-Orbit Status Report

NanoRacks Module-85: The crew transferred the Module-85 tubes (3) and inserted them into cold stowage. Microgravity Effect on Entomopathogenic Nematodes’ Ability to Find and Kill Insects (Module-85 Pheronym) tests the effects of microgravity on the movement and infection behavior of beneficial nematodes, which are used to control agricultural insect pests. The research looks at whether these nematodes can navigate through soil, infect insects and reproduce in space. It also looks at whether their symbiotic bacteria function normally in microgravity and has any effects on insect host physiology.

For more information about the experiment, visit the AstroNematode website.

To join the mission for biocontrol in Space and on Earth, contact or support the project visit the AstroNematode shop.

Leave a Reply