SCI005: Tardigrades, also known as water bears, and bob-tailed squid are headed to the International Space Station. Caroline Knight and Lindsay Sant discuss these fascinating creatures, their adaptations to harsh environments like space, and how they can help humans on Earth.
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Links for this episode:
- SpaceX just launched 5,000 tardigrades into space so astronauts can study how indestructible they are | Business Insider
- Facts About Tardigrades | Live Science
- SpaceX’s 22nd Commercial Resupply Mission to Space Station | NASA
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