Living and Working in Space: Microbes

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As we search beyond Earth, microbes play a key role in the space environment. Researchers analyze single celled organisms like bacteria and fungi to help uncover important facts that will support deep-space missions.

Along with understanding how microbes adapt and react on the International Space Station, scientist stress the importance of planetary protection.

The goal of protecting Earth from potentially harmful microbes are important to human survival and the universe at large.

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