Israeli hospitals are preparing for sending almost 20 million bacteria cells into space in order to perform an experiment. The entire ordeal will help prepare for medical needs in the upcoming years. However, the main motive behind this research is to combat “Global Health Threat” while taking part in space travel.
As soon as the weather conditions get better in the gulf state the country will get busy with its operations. A small chip containing the E.Coli bacterias will blast off from the Guiana Space Centre in French Guiana. Arianespace’s Flight VV16 will help carry out the mission for Israel.
Israel sends bacteria cells to Space
A satellite containing the experiment will leave the rocket and orbit Earth. Two weeks later, a doctor in Ramat Gan will start clicking controls on a computer to mix bacteria from different chambers in the chip and track the experiment in real-time. Ohad Gal-Mor is leading a team of doctors and microbiologists at Sheba Medical Center. He says the 2-square meter satellite will contain three other Israeli experiments, alongside Sheba’s. The Technion, Israel Institute for Technology has an experiment that could contribute to knowledge on anti-bacterial and anti-viral materials and will examine the behavior of germ-killing molecules in microgravity.
Gal-Mor, a molecular microbiologist who heads Sheba’s Infectious Diseases Research Laboratory, said that by monitoring bacteria in space, he expects to draw conclusions that may help develop protocols for medical care of space tourists. In 2019, NASA revealed a research study that focussed on the effect of microgravity on Earth grown bacterias.
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