April 26, 2024

Student Teams Launch Fruit Flies, Fungus, and Futures on NASA’s SpaceX CRS-30

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Space affects iron levels in astronauts’ bodies, and a team of students from the Midland region of Texas wants to know if studying iron levels of fruit flies in space can unlock some answers about bone health in astronauts. “Project Bones” joined two other investigations from student-led teams launching to the International Space Station (ISS) on SpaceX’s 30th Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) mission, contracted by NASA, in March.