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Streptococcus pneumoniae Expression of Genes in Space (SPEGIS) Photos
08.10.07
 
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MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. -- When space shuttle Endeavour rocketed into space yesterday, it took along a common microorganism normally found in the upper respiratory tract of approximately 40 percent of the healthy human population. Image Left: Ames scientist demonstrate loading bacteria into vials.
Photo Credit: NASA Ames Research Center/Dominic Hart
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MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. -- When space shuttle Endeavour rocketed into space yesterday, it took along a common microorganism normally found in the upper respiratory tract of approximately 40 percent of the healthy human population. Image Left: The SPEGIS canister components include the canister, vial, jackets, compression pad, and lid.
Photo Credit: NASA Ames Research Center/Dominic Hart
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MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. -- When space shuttle Endeavour rocketed into space yesterday, it took along a common microorganism normally found in the upper respiratory tract of approximately 40 percent of the healthy human population. Image Left: A scientist loads a vial into the SPEGIS canister. In the background, the vials are stored in a four degree C Labtop cooler.
Photo Credit: NASA Ames Research Center/Dominic Hart
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MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. -- When space shuttle Endeavour rocketed into space yesterday, it took along a common microorganism normally found in the upper respiratory tract of approximately 40 percent of the healthy human population. Image Left: This is the entire complement of the SPEGIS canister assembly, including filled vials.
Photo Credit: NASA Ames Research Center/Dominic Hart
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MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. -- When space shuttle Endeavour rocketed into space yesterday, it took along a common microorganism normally found in the upper respiratory tract of approximately 40 percent of the healthy human population. Image Left: The assembled SPEGIS canisters are placed into the torque tool.
Photo Credit: NASA Ames Research Center/Dominic Hart
Click on the image for full-resolution.