Space Station Microbiome

Microbes live in and around plants, animals and our built environments

Right: Video introducing the concept of a microbiome, in a 4D environment (3 dimensions of space and the 4th dimension is time).

Below: MANGO is a relational database that provides easy access to the microbiome of the International Space Station. User can search through its various location while using the "Microbe Directory" and Pathogen Host Interaction database as filters. Educational material is under development and we welcome collaborators! Try this early lesson plan and let us know if you enjoy the microbial treasure hunt?

Click here to open MANGO GeneLab ISS Study in a new tab in your browser

Below: Explore the 3D model of the ISS allowing you see where astronauts live and work. As you explore the genetic response to spaceflight and consider the environmental factors of the ISS built environment.