Astronauts Tracking Growth of Microbes from Philadelphia on the International Space Station This Week

Project MERCCURI Progresses. Growth of Microbes is Documented for Analysis and Interpretation by UC Davis Scientists.

Now through December 12,  on the International Space Station, astronaut Terry Virts is measuring the growth of microbes collected by citizen scientists from Philadelphia.

This citizen science research, known as Project MERCCURI, investigates how microbes from different places on Earth compare to each other and to those found on the International Space Station.

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