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Space monkey 5

Space monkey 5

A petri dish containing C. elegans nemotodes, or round worms, is prepared for examination by scientists at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on May 1, 2003. The worms were found alive in a biological container that was among the debris from the Space Shuttle Columbia recovered in East Texas. The worms are descendants of those that were part of an experiment that flew on Columbia's last mission before the spacecraft broke up on reentry on Feb. 1, 2003, killing all seven astronauts.

Volker Kern/NASA