December 2, 2009

Butterflynauts Emerge On Space Station

As of Dec. 1, four Painted Lady butterflies are living aboard the International Space Station. These “butterflynauts” are part of an educational experiment that was launched Nov. 16 on space shuttle Atlantis and transferred to the space station. Students of all ages have been following the tiny crew’s development from larvae to butterflies. Credit: BioEd Online/Baylor College of Medicine

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