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Mold in Space

Mold on the International Space Station

Matthew Polgar

on 30 April 2014

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By Michael LaBarbera Daniel Pisarski and Matthew Polgar Mold in Space Problems With Mold in Space Our
Experiment Topic Our experiment pertains to the killing of mold in a zero gravity environment. What exactly is mold? Several fungi Less dense than other fungi Plagues our homes More mesh-like than fleshy Can be found anywhere Semi-microscopic Can grow on machines
Dissolves things slowly
Russian space station Mir
Rubber gaskets
Space suits
Communication devices
Essential to keep space stations mold-free Common mold killer: bleach
Send bleach and mold to ISS
Will bleach have the same mold killing properties? Works Cited Barry, Patrick L. "Microscopic Stowaways on the ISS." NASA. NASA, 6 April 2011. Web. 18 March 2013.

Morgan, Mike. “Moulds.” Microscopy UK. Onview.net Ltd, 1999. Web. 18 March 2013.
< http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/mag/indexmag.html?http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/mag/artjan99/mmould.html>

Bell, Trudy E. “Preventing ‘Sick’ Spaceships.” NASA Science. NASA, 11 May 2007. Web. 18 March 2013.

Cook, Gareth. "Life Exists In Space - Strange Fungus Overruns Mir Space Station." Life Exists In Space - Strange Fungus Overruns Mir Space Station. The Boston Globe, 10 January 2000. Web. 18 March 2013.

US Shuttle Endeavor. "MIR Space Station." Photograph. MIR Space Station. tcoek12.org, 22 January 2003. Web. 20 March 2013.
<http://www.tcoek12.org/~tcarc/mirtv.html> Lakeview SHHS SHHS Any Questions?
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