Feb 26, 2024

Experimental Drugs Grown in Space Return to Earth For Analysis

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On Wednesday, February 21st, at 01:40 p.m. PST (04:40 p.m. EST), an interesting package returned to Earth from space.

This was the capsule from the W-1 mission, an orbital platform manufactured by California-based Varda Space Industries, which landed at the Utah Test and Training Range (UTTR). Even more interesting was the payload, which consisted of antiviral drugs grown in the microgravity environment of Low Earth Orbit (LEO).

The mission is part of the company’s goal to develop the infrastructure to make LEO more accessible to commercial industries.

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