Japan sends fish to the International Space Station
News On Japan via geekosystem.com -- Jul 31
We've all heard of monkeys and dogs being launched into space, but one group that doesn't see a lot of space adventure publication is fish. Well, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency is changing that by sending fish to the International Space Station in order to conduct a series of tests that will hopefully lead to a better understanding of human physiology on Earth.
The end result might also include orbital sushi.
JAXA's Aquatic Habitat, or AQH, sports an array of life support systems that make your aquarium's filter look like a bendy straw. The AQH includes an automatic feeding system, an improved water circulation system, a mechanism for monitoring water conditions, an air-water interface, and LED's that simulate day-night cycles. The sophisticated filtration system will allow fish to reproduce onboard the space station. This means that researchers will be able to conduct multi-generational tests on the fish.
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