Tag: space

Teachers, Astronauts, and butterflies

A cool opportunity for teachers!! WANTED: Up to 20 schools (in the U.S., east of the Rocky Mountains) to follow the development of monarchs on the International Space Station. Background The next Space Shuttle launch […]

Update on Space Roaches!

You may remember that in October I reported the birth of roaches in space–now there’s an update: “VORONEZH, January 17 (RIA Novosti) – Cockroaches conceived in space onboard the Russian Foton-M bio satellite have developed […]

Insects in space!

Yep, the first animal “born” in space was a cockroach!  “Though the newborn creatures already eat and drink respectively well, microgravity conditions may have had an impact on the natural darkening of their chitinous carapace, […]