A group of students launched themselves in the record books, having spent the first biological experiments using a rocket in New Zealand.
In his useful load was Saccharomyces cerevisiae, a kind of yeast that was used for brewing. The effect of a missile flight would have an effect on the microbial production of metabolites during fermentation.
The rocket also carried out the cultures of the Pinus radiata cells, the Californian species, which is the main part of New Zealand's pine plantation.
University lecturer and NASA astronaut candidates candidate candidate said that cultivating pinus radiata tree-forming cells in a low Earth orbit could be
This, she said, could lead to building materials being capable of being produced on the Moon or Mars .
"The initial launch was a great success, with many lessons
The launch attracted hundreds of viewers, some of whom were students who are now interested in astrobiology," she said.
"We hope to integrate additional experiments in
Students enter blue at the Australian University Rocket Competition, which will be held in Queensland in April.