COVID-19 drug research and bio-mining launching to the International Space Station

Kubik facility on the International Space Station

For the past 20 years, astronauts have been performing experiments on the International Space Station. Science in low Earth orbit is not only hugely important in preparation for continued space exploration, the research also benefits life on Earth. We’ve seen discoveries that have advanced Earth-bound medicine, engineering and agriculture, and from this weekend onwards, microgravity will help us in our fight against COVID-19, with European commercial experiments set to launch to the International Space Station on the 21st SpaceX cargo mission.