T-Cell Activation in Aging launched on April 18th, 2014 aboard the third Commercial Resupply Services flight by Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) to the International Space Station. SpaceX is the first commercial company to fly to the ISS, and has previously delivered and returned cargo via the Dragon capsule. The Dragon is capable of carrying 6000kg and will eventually carry a human crew to the ISS. The Dragon is transported into orbit by SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket.
Our project, “T-Cell Activation in Aging,” is the first NIH-funded payload to launch with SpaceX. The experiment was carried out on the European Space Agency’s Columbus module on the ISS.
To read more about T-Cell Activation in Aging, please refer to our current research page.
NASA SpaceX 3 Pictures