Univ. of So. Ala. research project arrives at the ISS

Photo courtesy of NASA Website
Photo courtesy of NASA Website

A protein research project, developed by researchers at the University of South Alabama, has arrived at the International Space Station.  University officials say inhibitors in the enzyme could help prevent the spread of breast cancer cells.

Dr. Richard Honkanen, professor of Molecular Biology at USA, said the research at the ISS,  is to take advantage of the new technology called neutron crystallography.

USA’s research project, along with supplies, spacewalking gear and two tons of food, arrived at the International Space Station Sunday morning.

The SpaceX company’s cargo ship, Dragon, spent two days traveling to the ISS following its launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

NASA also sent special family care packages for the six crewmen on board the ISS.

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