Design A DNA experiment using Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) in Space
Space scientists need your help to address real-life space exploration opportunities and challenges.
Some examples include:
Do DNA molecules behave differently in space?
How do cosmic rays affect our genetic code?
What microorganisms do astronauts share space with?
Can we use PCR to detect new life forms or track adaptations?
What biotech tinkering can we do in space that wouldn’t be possible on Earth?
What’s the most creative, relevant, and bold question you can ask?
Become a space DNA pioneer!
- Launch your DNA experiment to the International Space Station (ISS)
- Receive mentorship from Harvard and MIT PhD scientists
- Present your ideas at a leading space science conference
- Attend Space Biology Camp
- Win miniPCR DNA Discovery SystemTM for your school, travel awards, and more