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Kacena Lab prepares for second spaceflight launch

Bone Healing

Hello everyone, welcome back to the Bone Healing in Space blog. The IU School of Medicine website recently migrated to a new platform, and our blog was rerouted to post under the general “Research Updates” category. Now that the migration is complete, the standalone “Bone Healing in Space” category has been reinstated; however, the new platform everyone to re-subscribe to the new blog listserv. Below are the instructions on how to do so:

  • Visit
  • Click on a blog post within the Bone Healing in Space category
  • On the right-hand side of the text, enter your email address under “Subscribe to this Blog”
  • Click the blue arrow to the right of the text field

The new blog will provide updates about the lab’s second spaceflight, which is currently scheduled to launch on June 9, 2018. We will also provide some updates on our previous spaceflight mission and will introduce our new team members. We hope you enjoy our blog posts and follow along as we travel to NASA Ames to complete at least two sets of tests, and travel to NASA KSC to prepare our experiments for launch to the International Space Station.

By: Melissa Kacena
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