This is a wonderful summary of the history and early impact of Project MERCCURI, a joint citizen science project we are working on with UC Davis and SciStarter. Project MERCCURI was designed to examine the diversity of microbes on Earth and on the International Space Station.
One of the lead researchers from UC Davis, Russell Neches, shares his perspectives in this blog post over at DIY Space Exploration, as he chronicles the early evolution of the project and explains how and why two seemingly unlikely partners joined forces to launch one of the most awesome projects we’ve ever been part of!

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