Managing Microbes In Space

Managing Microbes In Space

Get students involved in a journey of discovery as they support the work of NASA scientists looking for ways to protect astronauts in space.

This experiment is a first of a kind study of the interactions of germs and host organisms in real time while in microgravity. By analyzing video downlinked from an experiment onboard the International Space Station and submitting their data to the Principle Investigator Dr. Cheryl Nickerson of the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University, students will be engaged in real space-based research and work in support of NASA’s Human Space Exploration program.

Recommended for Middle and High School students

Dr. Cheryl Nickerson

Arizona State University

Principal Investigator (PI’s)

Managing Microbes In Space – Additional Reading