2008 pilot mission photos (Space)
Orb weaver spiders in their habitats aboard the ISS, part of the 2008 pilot Butterflies and Spiders in Space project (NASA Mission STS-126). The spiders lived in space for more than two more months, until they died a natural death caused by common parasites.
Developed and conducted in collaboration with BioServe Space Technologies of the University of Colorado, and the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
This work was supported by National Space Biomedical Research Institute through NASA cooperative agreement NCC 9-58.
Foundations for the Future: Capitalizing on Technology to Promote Equity, Access and Quality in Elementary Science Education; Opening Pathways for Teacher Instructional Opportunities in Natural Sciences
Science Education Leadership Fellows Program
Grant Numbers: 51006084, 51004102, 51000105