Kidneys-on-a-chip that rocketed to the International Space Station in May returned via a Pacific Ocean splashdown June 3 in the same Dragon capsule. The devices, part of Tissue Chips in Space, are now back in Seattle.
UPDATE: The tissue chips were launch to the International Space Station May 4. The SpaceX Dragon was captured and berthed on the International Space Station May 6. The scheduled return of the tissue chips to Earth is Jun
“Unimaginably intense” is how one might describe the pain of a kidney stone lodged in the urinary tract. Pebble-size crystals, most commonly calcium-based, bring people to their knees and then to the emergency room.