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Prof. Bratislav Stankovic PhD, Vice-Rector at the University for Information Science & Technology, “St. Paul the Apostle” in Ohrid, Macedonia, gave a presentation on the results of two experiments carried out on the International Space Station – ISS in the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts. 

Prof. Stankovic with his team helped NASA growing plants in the International Space Station. The assembly of the ISS as a permanent experimental outpost provided the opportunity for quality plant research in space. To take advantage of this orbital laboratory, researchers at the Wisconsin Center for Space Automation and Robotics (WCSAR), University of Wisconsin-Madison, developed a plant growth facility capable of supporting plant growth in the microgravity environment. Utilizing this Advanced Astroculture plant growth facility, two experiments were conducted with the objective to grow Arabidopsis thaliana plants from seed-to-seed on the ISS.

"The goal was to determine whether the plant can grow up into space. And finally it was successfully completed. Now it is scientifically verified that plants can be traced on distant space travel, such as current missions to Mars and other parts of the universe", says prof. Stankovic


Source: uist.edu.mk
 
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