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SpaceX to bring hemp and coffee tissue cultures to the International Space Station

SpaceX to bring hemp and coffee tissue cultures to the International Space Station

“SpaceX is about to send hemp to the ISS” is maybe the most perfectly 2019 sentence, and thankfully, it’s true.

Specifically, an upcoming research project will use a March 2020 SpaceX flight to send plant cultures of hemp and coffee to the International Space Station for studying. This is all thanks to a collaboration between Front Range Biosciences, SpaceCells USA, and BioServe Space Technologies at the University of Colorado. 

Front Range will supply the plants, SpaceCells the management and funding, and BioServe the hardware to take care of the plants. BioServe will also monitor the hemp and coffee remotely from Earth to monitor whether radiation and lack of gravity mutate the plants in any way. After 30 days, the plants will come back home for further examination. Read more…

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