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Cathy Yeung unpackaging kidneys-on-a-chip after their return from the International Space Station
June 10, 2019

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.

April 17, 2019

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

July 12, 2018

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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration – NASA has awarded UW space travel medicine researcher Peter Cavanagh a Distinguished Public Service Medal.

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