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Thursday, 09 February 2017

SpaceX to send a lethal superbug to the International Space Station on Valentine's Day: Scientists hope MRSA will mutate and reveal its secrets

On Valentine’s Day, SpaceX will launch a lethal pathogen into low-Earth orbit. The antibiotic-resistant superbug ‘MRSA’ will make its way to the International Space Station on February 14, where it will be subjected to microgravity – possibly spurring accelerated mutation.

 

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Wednesday, 08 February 2017

Cambridge company's experiment hitches a ride on Elon Musk's next space rocket

Elon Musk’s SpaceX plans to launch an unmanned rocket into space next week that will not only carry supplies for the International Space Station. It will also bear a handful of mind-bending science experiments — including one designed by a Cambridge company.

 

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Tuesday, 07 February 2017

The Next SpaceX Launch Will Carry Deadly Bacteria

On February 14th, SpaceX will be transporting a lethal pathogen into space for study upon the International Space Station. What sounds like the premise for a claustrophobic horror movie is actually going to be a study of what impact near-zero gravity has on gene expression and mutation patterns.

 

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