Project Status (updated 1/30/15)
Project MERCCURI: Send microbes to space, see what's growing on the International Space Station (ISS), and compare to thousands of citizen-collected samples on earth.
-Collect/identify microbes to go to the ISS (See candidates here)
-Collect microbes from the ISS for analysis on earth (Swabs collected on ISS, May 9th 2014, Swab samples returned to earth May 18, 2014, Analysis in Progress)
-Collect/analyze 3000 cell phone/shoe samples (All samples collected, Analysis in progress)
-Visualize cell phone/shoe data for public (Event Map Available, Interactive Data Visualization to Follow)
-Generate educational materials for classrooms (Published March 2014)