On September 22, the first man to step on the moon, Neil Armstrong, and the last man to have that privilege, Eugene Cernan, petitioned Congress to revive NASA’s space shuttle program. They do not believe private firms will be able to take on this responsibility until the end of the decade. Some life scientists as well would be happy to see the return of the shuttle fleet—click here to check out interesting biotech facts we compiled for our 30th anniversary issue, including how many life sci experiments were done on board. For researchers trying to take advantage of rocket science to gain insights into biological science, times could be changing. Would you like to see the space shuttle program brought back?

Poll Question:
Considering the extent of biological studies done on board the space shuttle, do you think NASA’s program should be revived?




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