Become a space biology pioneer!
Solve a real-world challenge in space exploration
until 2023 contest closes
2023 contest is open!
Apply by April 17
Students in grades 7 through 12: design DNA experiments that address a challenge in space exploration
Life on Earth has evolved under the effects of our gravity and the protection of our atmosphere. Human space exploration opens up amazing new opportunities for life, and serious challenges too.
If you've ever wondered how astronauts might survive a deep-space mission or how we might use biology to transform new worlds, Genes in Space is for you:
- Propose an experiment that utilizes at least one tool in the Genes in Space toolkit
- Test your hypothesis in the ultimate lab: The International Space Station
BECOME A SPACE DNA PIONEER!