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Bacteria grown by Dr. Patrick Curtis is flying around the Earth every 90 minutes.

Bacteria grown in Dr. Patrick Curtis’ laboratory are zipping around the Earth about every 90 minutes, racing roughly 250 miles above the planet aboard the International Space Station.

The microbes are part of Dr. Curtis’ research that aims to better understand how bacteria respond in weak gravity, which could lead to better bacterial control mechanisms in space and improve future spaceflights.

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