Worms: Atlantis Shuttle To Blast 4,000 Worms To International Space Station

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Richard Alleyne, Science Correspondent Telegraph

Scientists are transporting 4,000 microscopic worms found in a rubbish tip in Bristol to the live on the International Space Station to see how zero gravity affects them.

Their objective will be to help experts at the University of Nottingham understand more about what triggers the body to build -- and lose -- muscle.

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