Hawaiian squid head to space to help understand astronauts’ health, thanks to a UH Manoa Ph.D. graduate
UH Mānoa Ph.D. graduate Jamie Foster who completed her doctorate under the guidance of Dr. Margaret McFall-Ngai was featured in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser and Associated Press. More than 120 Hawaiian baby bobtail squid were sent to the International Space Station on June 3 to help scientists understand the impact of long space missions on the health of astronauts.
Foster who is now a full professor at the University of Florida and principal investigator for NASAʻs Understanding of Microgravity on Animal-Microbe Interactions (UMAMI) research program said, “I’ve wanted to be an astronaut all my life, and I still do, I might have to pay my own way someday if Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are successful in starting a commercial venture of space tourism.”
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