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My DNA just launched to orbit with SpaceX’s Crew-4 mission

Strapped into a SpaceX Dragon capsule, a crew of four astronauts blasted off from Earth this morning (April 27) on a mission to the International Space Station. Also on board? My DNA.

This morning’s launch saw SpaceX’s Crew-4 mission lift off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, sending four astronauts to the orbiting lab for a six-month stay. In addition to the astronauts on board, a peculiar payload was stashed on the Dragon: a biobank chock-full of DNA from 500 different species and over 2,000 different humans … including me!

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