Space Algae Research

NASA scientist and astronauts have been experimenting with algae in space. Two specimens recently spent 16 months on the exterior of the International Space Station and became the first plants to make it through these conditions. The researchers are exploring the genetic basis for…

UF/IFAS researcher to experiment with algae in space

Brad Buck at Southeast AG NET Radio Network reports that a University of Florida scientist will use the International Space Station to see if algae can help recycle carbon dioxide and eventually be used to help make plastics, resins and even food. Initially, researchers want to improve algae’s ability to use light to capture…