- By Dana Sparks
Stem cells splash down from space
After nearly a month orbiting the Earth attached to the International Space Station, the SpaceX Dragon capsule containing Dr. Abba Zubair's stem cell research detached from the station and returned to Earth. The Dragon was recovered in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of southern California, on March 19. After SpaceX turns over the contents of the Dragon to NASA, the research will be sent back to Dr. Zubair’s lab at Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus for analysis and further scientific study. Research updates will be posted on the Mayo Clinic News Network when available. [Photo Courtesy: SpaceX]
View official SpaceX photos.
Below are previous reports explaining the research:
- Stem cell science in space (Feb. 28, 2017)
- Blast off: Stem cells from Mayo Clinic physician’s lab launch into space (Feb. 19, 2017) Watch: Dr. Zubair as discusses his stem cell research.
Journalists: Broadcast-quality sound bites with Dr. Zubair are in the downloads.
Journalists: A broadcast-quality video pkg (3:02) is in the downloads. Read the script.