• Question: What sort of microbes do you send up to the ISS?

    Asked by 252btr26 to Jenn on 11 Mar 2016. This question was also asked by Gibbo, tonald drump, Astro-amazing.
    • Photo: Jenn Wadsworth

      Jenn Wadsworth answered on 11 Mar 2016:

      I’ve sent cyanobacteria up (bacteria that can photosynthesise), the species is Gloeocapsa if you’re interested 🙂 These guys have been exposed to space before for over 2 years on another mission and have survived! That’s why I picked them to investigate further.