Why NASA Is Launching Yeast Into Space

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When NASA's huge Space Launch System (SLS) rocket lifts off on its first
unmanned mission around the moon on Aug. 29
most people will be focused on the 32-story behemoth
itself—the largest rocket ever launched
Far fewer will give yeast any thought. But the yeast is a major problem.
NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) moon rocket creeps toward
the launch pad aboard its movable launch platform.
Deep space radiation poses a potentially lethal risk to humans
Future moon bases and Mars missions will expose men to space radiation for months