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Glenn To Perform Purdue Soybean Experiment In Space

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October 23, 1998
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Rick Vierling may have the oldest and most famous lab assistant in the world when the Space Shuttle Discovery blasts off from the Kennedy Space Center on Thursday (10/29). If all goes as planned, 77-year-old John Glenn, current U.S. senator who in 1962 became the first American to orbit the earth, will perform an experiment designed by Vierling to assess the ability of pathogens to incorporate foreign DNA into soybeans in microgravity.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Rick Vierling may have the oldest and most famous lab assistant in the world when the Space Shuttle Discovery blasts off from the Kennedy Space Center on Thursday (10/29).


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Purdue University. "Glenn To Perform Purdue Soybean Experiment In Space." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 23 October 1998. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/10/981023072333.htm>.
Purdue University. (1998, October 23). Glenn To Perform Purdue Soybean Experiment In Space. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 20, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/10/981023072333.htm
Purdue University. "Glenn To Perform Purdue Soybean Experiment In Space." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/10/981023072333.htm (accessed April 20, 2014).

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