Proud Member of Endeavour Crew

Proud Member of Endeavour Crew
Proud Member of Endeavour Crew Most folks who knew Water bear never thought he'd amount to much, but today he has proven that he has what it takes to sail through the cosmos. Five microorganisms will blast off on behalf of The Planetary Society's Living Interplanetary Flight Experiment (LIFE), which will see if living organisms can make the trip into space, handle some zero-g exposure and take in a little low-Earth orbit radiation. The microbes on-board Endeavour include the tardigrades (nicknamed Water Bears) which are large extremophiles that can withstand temperatures as biting as absolute zero, and as hot as 150 degrees Celsius. Art courtesy of Cloe Ashton Cloe Ashton

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