Salmonella in space

One small step for man. One big step for single-celled organisms.

NASA will send colonies of three different microbes into space on a space shuttle launch slated for August 27. No, it's not to see if humans could one day live off of chicken salad on Jupiter. The human immune system can be weakened in zero gravity environments while microbes become more virulent, according to some studies. Better information on how microbes survive and their genetic adaptability could lead to better ways to fight diseases in space and on earth.

Researchers will study three organisms--Salmonella typhimurium, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Candida albicans--have been identified as potential threats to crew health.

Featured Video
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

Details about Apple's 'spaceship' campus from the drone pilot who flies over it

MyithZ has one of the most popular aerial photography channels on YouTube. With the exception of revealing his identity, he is an open book as he shares with CNET's Brian Tong the drone hardware he uses to capture flyover shots of the construction of Apple's new campus, which looks remarkably like an alien craft.

by Brian Tong