Earth, ISS, and DNA
This is GeneLab
Why It Matters

Biology in microgravity

Earth — Microgravity —
Ground vs. space

GeneLab provides a unique opportunity to conduct experiments in a one-of-a-kind environment to determine how the building blocks of life respond free of the constraints of gravity.

A Lab in Space

International Space Station

The International Space Station

The space station, including its large solar arrays, spans the area of a U.S. football field, including the end zones, and weighs 924,739 pounds. The complex now has more livable room than a conventional six-bedroom house, and has two bathrooms, a gymnasium and a 360-degree bay window.

Facts & Figures —
Mass 419,455 kg 924,739 lb.
Power Generation 84 Kilowatts 8 Solar Arrays
Habitable Volume 388 M3 13,696 ft3
Computer Code Lines Approximately 2,000,000