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Stem Cells Are Key for Long-Term Space Travel

Posted by on Sep 23, 2019 2:39:00 PM


Aleph Farms, a pioneering lab-grown meat company, has sent stem cells to the International Space Station (ISS) and demonstrated that they can be differentiated into lab-grown meat in zero gravity conditions. The scientists at the ISS used a 3D bioprinting technique to culture and develop the stem cells into bovine muscle tissue, and the cells developed just like they have successfully done so on Earth. Astronauts are concerned with every gram of additional materials that they take on their voyages, and one of the main hurdles to long-term space exploration is the inability to pack enough resources to make longer trips.

Since lab grown meat uses significantly fewer resources than standard meat production, using cells to grow meat in space could provide astronauts with a viable food source that occupies very little space. Additionally, lab-grown meat can be grown relatively quickly in the lab, and it has the exact taste, smell and texture of standard meat.

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