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August 31, 2015 AT 1:00 am

Bacteria, yeasts sent to space to determine survival beyond Earth’s atmosphere #Space

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Kombucha in space! From Space.com:

Scientists at the European Space Agency (ESA) have placed the same bacteria and yeasts used to make Kombucha tea on the outside of the orbiting laboratory to see how the organisms fare in the unprotected environment of space.

The Kombucha experiment is one in a series of “Expose” studies run by ESA to find out if multicellular biofilms — a community of microorganisms that can stick together on a surface — can survive in the unshielded environment above Earth’s atmosphere.

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  1. A canister of nematodes were the only survivors of the 2003 Columbia space shuttle
    http://www.space.com/19538-columbia-shuttle-disaster-worms-survive.html

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