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Motions in nearby galaxy cluster reveal presence of hidden superstructure
Gravity Probe B mission begins collecting science to test Einstein's theory
For release: 04/25/02
Satellite release #: 02-103
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Students' hands-on science experience pays off; 290 biotechnology experiments from nine states now on International Space Station
- Students from nine states now have experiments on the International Space Station that will add to basic scientific knowledge and may lead to discoveries to improve life on Earth.
- Students from Alabama, California, Florida, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Texas and West Virginia participated in the biotech experiments, delivered to the Space Station this month.
- Working with scientists from the University of California, Irvine, students prepared, froze and sealed biological solutions in small tubes that will form crystals in space.
- Space Station astronauts and scientists on Earth study how microgravity affects these protein crystals biological substances that hold some of the most important secrets of life.
- The lead scientist for these experiment worked side by side with students on this program. He will answer questions about the experiments, their importance to science and the students.
||Dr. Alexander McPherson
Biochemist, experiment lead scientist
University of California, Irvine
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