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Researchers to Get Real-time Results for ISS Research

Astronaut Shannon Walker activates nanoracks. Image credit: NASA

Adapted from NanoRack and Molecular Devices PR

In what is being hailed as a major step forward for microgravity research, NASA has selected NanoRacks to adapt off-the-shelf laboratory technology to provide astronauts aboard the International Space Station with real-time results from experiments.

NanoRacks has selected the SpectraMax® M5e Multi-Mode Microplate Reader built by Molecular Devices for use as part of the U.S. National Laboratory. The technology will allow for sophisticated analysis of experiments across a range of scientific disciplines and reduce the need to return samples to Earth.


  • Parabolic Arc
  • May 19, 2011