Fruit Flies To Soar To Space Station For Deep Space Voyage Data | Video
By Steve Spaleta, Space.com Senior Producer |
The Drosophila melanogaster, aka Fruit Fly, shares genes with humans. The Fruit Fly Lab-O1 will fly to Space Station on the 5th SpaceX cargo run. Study of the flies will give researchers more understanding on how long-duration spaceflight will effect humans.