The Surprising Benefits of Space Flies

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In space we can finally get away from pesky flies landing in our drinks! But before we can live off-Earth full time, sending flies into orbit is helping us study how space affects our human hearts and immune systems.

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Images:
https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/main/suni_iss_tour.html
https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/videos/index.html
https://www.nasa.gov/ames/research/space-biosciences/fruit-fly-lab-03-spacex-14

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