August 31, 2011
S115-E-07273 (9-21 Sept. 2006) --- Astronaut Heidemarie M. Stefanyshyn-Piper, STS-115 mission specialist, works with the Yeast-Group Activation Packs (Yeast-GAP) on the middeck of Space Shuttle Atlantis. Yeast-GAP experiment studies the effects of genetic changes of yeast cells exposed to the space environment. The results will help scientists to understand how cells respond to radiation and microgravity.
Topics: Health Medical Pharma, Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper, STS-115, Women in the United States Navy, Baker's yeast, Edwards Air Force Base