The GeneLab team participated in the Bay Area Science Festival STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) Carnival on November 7, 2015 in San Francisco, CA. Using live fruit flies, tardigrades (aka water bears), plants and fungi, the team raised awareness of the importance of using model organisms to understand how the spaceflight environment affects living systems.
Team members also discussed the role of the GeneLab open science platform in maximizing data returned from biological experiments performed on the International Space Station or other NASA missions. Astronaut Steve Smith and the NASA Ames Research Center Space Biosciences Division also participated in the event. An estimated 20,000 people attended the three-day STEAM event with hundreds visiting the GeneLab exhibit on November 7.
This Week @NASA has published a short video segment on NASA's participation at the Bay Area Science Festival.
For more information visit steamcarnival.com and bayareascience.org.
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