February 23rd, 2021

Celebrating our first virtual Space Biology Camp

Since Kristoff Misquitta won Genes in Space 2020, he and his mentors, Bess Miller and Kate Malecek, have been hard at work preparing their experiment for launch. Yesterday, their preparations culminated in our annual Space Biology Camp, where Kristoff carried out a dry-run of his experiment on the ground.

Space Biology Camp 2021 carried with it some memorable firsts: the first Space Biology Camp to be conducted online, and the first Space Biology Camp to feature the P51 fluorescence viewer, a new addition to the Genes in Space toolkit that will launch to the ISS later this year.

The event was a success — perhaps because with team members spread across the country, Genes in Space is no stranger to virtual collaboration! Check out the highlights below: