Biotechnology Experiments in Space
Computer-generated 3-D model of a protein

The information in this video was accurate as of the original publication date.

Audience: Educators and Students
Grades: 5-12
Year: 1996

This NASA video segment explains how the study of protein crystals in space aids in the development of new, more effective pharmaceutical drugs. Viewers learn about the molecular structure of protein crystals, the relationship between proteins and disease, and the impact of gravity on crystal growth. The segment includes footage of actual experiments.

Biotechnology Experiments in Space
Duration: 1 minute 50 seconds
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This video clip is part of the Liftoff to Learning: Microgravity DVD that may be ordered from the Central Operation of Resources for Educators, or CORE  →.

Other video learning clips in this series:
The Constant Pull of Gravity: How Does It Work?
What Is Microgravity?
Simulating the Low-Gravity Conditions of Space in the Lab
The Role of Microgravity in Scientific Research
Fluid Physics Experiments in Space
Materials Science Experiments in Space
Combustion Experiments in Space