|Elles ne dansent pas le tango, mais ce sont les cellules qui "swing" dans l'espace. Danielle Rosales et Ester J. Putman. - They do not dance tango, but it is the cells that are swinging in space. Danielle Rosales and Esther J. Putman. Photo : rke|
|L'expérience Space Tango.|
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[Cape Canaveral, July 23, 2019, rke. English below] – Ainsi donc, la 18e mission SpaceX pourra enfin décoller (si tout va encore bien jusque-là) ce mercredi 24 juillet à 18h24 (0h24 en Suisse). Dans le cadre du contrat de services de ravitaillement commercial de la NASA, l’engin spatial Dragon livrera des fournitures pour les astronautes de la Station spatiale internationale (ISS), y compris une douzaine d’expériences qui pourront aboutir à 250 recherches scientifiques (expéditions 59/60).
|J'ai enfin reçu mes 2 badges.|
|Few people this day in the press room. - Photo : rke|
|Je suis au 1er rang, chemise bleue. - Photo : NASA|
|The space rack on CRS-18. - Photo : rke|
[Cape Canaveral, July 23, 2019, rke] - So, the 18th SpaceX mission will finally take off (if all goes well so far) on Wednesday, July 24 at 6:24 p.m. (East). As part of NASA's commercial refueling services contract, the Dragon spacecraft will deliver supplies for International Space Station (ISS) astronauts, including a dozen experiments that could lead to 250 scientific investigations (59/60 expeditions).
Two high-tech companies have teamed up to develop the first 3D printer capable of manufacturing human tissues in microgravity in space. Techshot Inc. and nScrypt (Florida), the world's most advanced manufacturers of industrial 3D bioprinters and electronic printers, have developed the 3D BFF (BioFabrication Facility). This will use adult human cells (such as stem cells or pluripotent cells) and proteins derived from adult tissues as bio-ink to create viable tissues. A small start-up bio-inker company, Bioficial Organs, was also consulted on the project.
Another company, Space Tango, is embarking on an experiment to develop new products to improve life on Earth. Because in microgravity, so-called microglial cells develop and move in three-dimensional (3D) cultures. This microglia represents a type of immune defense cell found in our central nervous system. The results could thus help to find new approaches to characterize, understand and develop treatments for Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis. But why did you name your company Space Tango?" But because the cells in space swing! "Esther J. Putman and Danielle Rosales, two students from the Lexington, Kentucky company project, said to me.
|During the briefing. - Photo : rke|