• Question: When you have finished with the astronaut urine and blood samples what do you do with

    Asked by Soyuz Guru to Jenn, Floris on 18 Mar 2016. This question was also asked by 834btr25, BB-8.
    • Photo: Floris Van Den Berg

      Floris Van Den Berg answered on 18 Mar 2016:

      Here in Antarctica I do a lot of the analysis straight after the blood collection, a lot of hormones and reagents are time sensitive, so it needs to be done within hours. Some samples I put outside ina container so they freeze and when teh first plane arrives in December this year, they are shipped ina special -60 container and anaylyzed in Europe (some analysis need special equipment I dont have here in the base)