That last line did make me laugh out loud Anna, thanks :).
A worm family that originated in a rubbish dump in Bristol has successfully returned from a space mission, proving for the first time that worms can survive untended in space. Studying the effect of space travel on worms has big implications for understanding how humans can survive in space – if and when we have to flee our …
The test is to look at long term biological effects of:
1. zero gravity
2. cosmic radiation (unprotected by earths atmosphere which filters this stuff)
Seems like cells stick around in a human a lot longer than a worm though so doubt the radiation could cause cancers etc like it might long term in an astronaut.