NASA’s Rodent Habitat module (Image: NASA/Dominic Hart)
STS-133 Mission Specialist Nicole Stott and the Mouse Immunology-2 investigation (Image: NASA)
Lockheed Martin engineer Robert Benzio conducts a fit check with two Rodent Research modules (Image: NASA/Dominic Hart)
Attention space rats and astromice, NASA is sending new, posher rodent habitats to the International Space Station (ISS). The high-tech cages will first will fly in August aboard an unmanned SpaceX Dragon cargo ship and are part of an extensive study on the effects of weightlessness on prolonged space voyages.
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