[As originally posted on SciStarter.]The TODAY Show recently participated in Project MERCCURI, presented by UC Davis, SciStarter, and Science Cheerleader. They anchors swabbed Studio 1A for microbes on air! Looks like they had fun. They’ve sent their microbes to UC Davis where they will be cultured and sent to the International Space Station along with 39 other surface samples collected from NFL, NBA, MLB and Pop Warner stadiums and other landmarks. Astronauts on the International Space Station will analyze their growth rates in space while researchers at UC Davis keep an eye on their growth rates on Earth. Learn more about our citizen science project, Project MERCCURI.
From the set to the space station–the opportunities to participate in citizen science abound!