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Flies in Space Video Gallery

The Flies in Space experiment flew into space aboard Space Shuttle Discovery STS-121. View a series of video segments showing the preparation and launch of the experiment.

NASA scientist Sharmila Bhattacharya describes the laboratory at Kennedy Space Center set up to analyze the flies upon their return to Earth.
Life Science Lab
Operations Lead Dave Heathcote shows the components of the experiment shortly before it is loaded onto the shuttle for launch.
Fly Experiment Cassettes
NASA Engineer Jennifer Wahlberg describes the process of turning over the experiment from the Ames researchers to the Kennedy launch team.
Preparing the Experiment for launch
On July 4, 2006, the experiment was launched into space aboard STS-121. No commentary here, just the roar of the engines and cheers of the crowd.
Launch of Space Shuttle

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Last Updated: September 2006
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