NASA Sends Squid from Hawaii into Space for Research

Researchers are studying how spaceflight affects the squid in hopes of bolstering human health during long space missions.

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HONOLULU (AP) — Dozens of baby squid from Hawaii are in space for study. The baby Hawaiian bobtail squid were raised at the University of Hawaii’s Kewalo Marine Laboratory and were blasted into space earlier this month on a SpaceX resupply mission to the International Space Station. Researcher Jamie Foster, who completed her doctorate at the University of Hawaii, is studying how spaceflight affects the squid in hopes of bolstering human health during long space…

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