Preliminary Analysis of Project MERCURRI… a.k.a. #spacemicrobes

Project MERCCURI is a citizen science project to examine the diversity of microbes on Earth and on the International Space Station, led by the Eisen Lab and UC Davis, SciStarter, and the Science Cheerleaders, with support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Space Florida and Nanoracks.

There are three components:

1) Swabbing shoes and cell phones and built environments to examine how bacteria differ across different types of surfaces in a building.
2) The Microbial Playoffs In Space (tak

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