Developmental, Reproductive & Evolutionary Biology Program


Rodent Research Habitat

Blue metallic box with steel mesh and mechanical devices.

NASA's Rodent Research Hardware System provides a research platform aboard the ISS suitable for long-duration rodent experiments in space. The system has three major components: the Transporter that safely transports rodents from Earth to the space station; the Animal Access Unit that transfers the rodents upon arrival at the space station from the Transporter into the Habitat unit; and the Habitat that provides long-term housing for rodents aboard the station.

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