Today, while we were peacefully collecting flies, SpaceX was busy testing the Falcon on the launchpad, one day ahead of schedule for the first time. This mission is also historic because our payload is on the first launch to reuse both the Dragon capsule and the Falcon rocket. To read more details about this, check […]Read More This Rocket is Ready to Launch
Just kidding, we don’t make beer from fruit flies! Many people do find it interesting that the food medium we grow them on contains many of same ingredients as beer though. In the lab, we have perfected a fly food recipe that contains delicious things, such as malt, brewers yeast, soy flour, molasses and agar. […]Read More Drosophila Pale Ale
How did fruit flies end up on a rocket to help understand the human heart to begin with?Read More Flying High with Fruit Flies
in our Today was “the day!” My first day at Kennedy Space Center, or KSC for short. It isn’t NASA without a cool acronym for EVERYTHING! Our first stop was the Badging Office. Apparently they have hall monitors in our building… Better not lose this one! First day of work! Sorry, I learned that I […]Read More Welcome to Kennedy Space Center
A project overview of studying the heart in space.Read More Sending Fruit Flies to Space!