Frog eggs on a short trip into space

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In the biological experiment CEMIOS (Cellular Effects of Microgravity Induced Oocyte Samples) Students of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts examine the influence of weightlessness on eggs. The experiment flies within the REXUS program into space.

CEMIOS patch and REXUS/BEXUS patch (Source: REXUS-BEXUS)


A team of students from the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts intends to fly within the REXUS program a biological experiment aboard a sounding rocket. The team has proposed to investigate the effect of microgravity (weightlessness) on mechanosensitive ion channels using frog eggs.

REXUS is for Rocket Experiments for University Students and is a training program of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the Swedish National Space Board (SNSB). Student teams can apply for a place on one of the two sounding rockets, which are launched annually. Since Sweden open their share of all Member States of the European Space Agency (ESA), also Swiss students are allowed to participate in this competition. The teams have to compete in a two-stage selection procedure to get a ticket.

Lift off for CEMIOS

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