We have liftoff! Space microbiology, with Dr. Rosa Santomartino

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This final episode of the season is truly out of this world. The team speaks to Rosa Santomartino, a space microbiologist in the School of Physics and Astronomy. Rosa was one of the lead scientists on the BioRock and BioAsteroid experiments, which sent microbe samples to the International Space Station, to study how the microbes reacted to different gravity conditions. This could impact both biomining on Earth, and potential future planet-settling missions. You can find Rosa on Twitter @RosaBioRosa.

Not Another Science Podcast is co-created by Helena Cornu (@helenacornu) and Tom Edwick (@edwicktom), brought to you by Edinburgh University Science Magazine (EUSci). The logo was designed by Apple Chew (@_applechew), and the cover art was designed by Heather Jones (@heatherfrancs). Tom and Helena will be handing over the podcast to our new hosts, current podcast manager Alix Bailie (@alixbailie), and new team member Hannah Muir! Make sure to tune in for the next season of Not Another Science Podcast, and always keep it science.

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