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2008 pilot mission photos (ISS)

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Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui) butterfly larvae in their habitat aboard the ISS, part of the 2008 pilot Butterflies and Spiders in Space project (NASA Mission STS-126). The butterfly larvae progressed until the pupal stage, but did not develop further.

Flickr Photo Set: Butterflies in Space (2008) STS-126

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