Monday, May 16, 2011

First Squid in Space!

And it's about time. 

Brave baby bobtail squids left Earth's gravity this 
morning on board Space Shuttle Endeavour's final flight.

The intrepid cephalopods,  
Euprymna scolope (to be precise), 
will be exposed to bacteria to determine how well 
they 'uptake' bacteria. This experiment will help scientists 
understand how human bodies interrelate 
with bacteria in weightless

After the experiment, all life 
functions of the squids will be terminated.