HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
DuPont to launch soybeans into space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., May 29, 2002 In the first space experiment of its kind, DuPont tomorrow will begin space exploration designed to discover new scientific research about one of the most consumed crops in the world today soybeans.

Continuing its extensive history with NASA, DuPont has partnered with the Wisconsin Center for Space Automation and Robotics (WCSAR) -- a NASA Commercial Space Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison -- to conduct an unprecedented exploration of soybean development by launching and growing soybean plants in space during NASAs space shuttle flight scheduled for takeoff Thursday, May 30.

The research will determine whether plants grow differently in space and examine the effects of zero-gravity on plant growth and development. The soybeans-in-space launch is the first initiative to grow a complete soybean crop in space -- from planting the seed to harvesting the grain. DuPont subsidiary, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., and WCSAR will study the harvested seed from soybean plants grown in space to find out if they have improved oil, protein, carbohydrates or secondary metabolites that could benefit farmers and consumers. According to the United Soybean Board, soybeans are the largest single source of protein meal and vegetable oil in the human diet. Domestically, soybeans provide 80 percent of the edible consumption of fats and oils in the United States. In 2000, 54 percent of the worlds soybean trade originated from the United States with soybean and product exports totaling more than $6.6 billion. The worlds largest seed company, Pioneer, is the brand leader in soybeans with more than 100 product varieties on the market.

As part of the initiative, scientists will plant Pioneer-brand soybean seeds in a specialized tray within a growth chamber developed by WCSAR. The chamber will be delivered to the International Space Station (ISS) from the space shuttle flight. Duri
'"/>

Contact: Anthony Farina
Anthony.R.Farina@usa.dupont.com
302-774-4114
DuPont
29-May-2002


Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. DuPont scientist named one of the worlds top young innovators by MITs Technology Review Magazine
2. DuPont introduces in-home personal protection from dangers of hurricanes
3. DuPont developing new protective suits for military, first responders
4. DuPont awarded highest US honor for technological innovation
5. President Bush to present DuPont with National Medal of Technology
6. DuPont to locate Asia Pacific R&D center in Shanghai
7. DuPont and NREL to develop worlds first integrated bio-refinery
8. DuPont receives US EPAs Presidential Green Chemistry Award for new innovation
9. DuPont launches high-tech medical fabrics to enhance protection for healthcare professionals
10. DuPont technology to receive US EPAs clean air excellence award
11. DuPont science leader discusses Sustainability and Integrated Science for the 21st Century

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: DuPont launch soybeans into space

(Date:8/5/2015)... CHICAGO , August 5, 2015 ... Identity & Access Management Market by Software, Services, Vertical (BFSI, ... Chemical/Pharma), & Geography - Global Forecast to 2020", published ... Access Management Market globally into various segments. The global ... in 2014 to $546.2 Million by 2019, at a ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... SAN JOSE, Calif. , Aug. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... developer of human interface solutions, today announced that members ... investment community at the Pacific Crest Global Technology Leadership ... Mountain Time. The conference will be held at the ... The presentation may include forward-looking information. ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... SHENZHEN, China , 31 de julio de 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... www.icg-10.org ) se celebrará por medio de BGI del 22 ... China . Este año, la conferencia ... 2006, ICG se ha convertido en una de las reuniones ... de ser una de las reuniones más dinámicas, entusiastas y ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Physical Identity and Access Management Market Worth $546.2 Million by 2019 2Physical Identity and Access Management Market Worth $546.2 Million by 2019 3Physical Identity and Access Management Market Worth $546.2 Million by 2019 4La 10th International Conference on Genomics (ICG-10) se llevará a cabo en octubre 2La 10th International Conference on Genomics (ICG-10) se llevará a cabo en octubre 3
(Date:8/31/2015)... ... August 31, 2015 , ... In recent ... properties such as low carbon footprints and compostability. These properties can help in ... plastics. On the basis of applications, the market for biodegradable plastics can be ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... , Aug. 31, 2015 Research and Markets ... "Middle East & Africa Biomedical Sensors Market - ... offering. The Middle East ... at $0.84 billion by 2018 at a CAGR of ... future will bring Biomedical sensors that are adaptable to ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... Calif. and SHANGHAI ... a privately-held biopharmaceutical company developing next-generation antibiotics, today ... 2 clinical study for its lead drug candidate ... to treat drug-resistant bacteria such as MRSA and ... and better tolerated therapeutic option than currently available ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... ... August 31, 2015 , ... The ... successful food and beverage processors, equipment manufacturers and leaders in the field of ... industrial weighing and formulation for manufacturers of bakery and snacks; beverages; dairy; meat, ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Biodegradable Plastics Market Growing at 10.8% CAGR to 2020 2Biodegradable Plastics Market Growing at 10.8% CAGR to 2020 3Biodegradable Plastics Market Growing at 10.8% CAGR to 2020 4Biodegradable Plastics Market Growing at 10.8% CAGR to 2020 5Middle East & Africa Biomedical Sensors Market Report 2015 - Growth, Trends & Forecasts to 2020 2MicuRX Reports Positive Top-Line Results In Phase 2 Clinical Trial For Novel Antibiotic MRX-I In Complicated Skin And Soft Tissue Infections 2METTLER TOLEDO Hosts Food Safety Educational Center at 2015 PROCESS EXPO 2
Cached News: