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Scientists intend to find out whether valuable medical plants adapt to microgravity.
To the International space station will be sent shoots of hemp. A private American company Space Tango intends to send them with one of the following launches of the space truck. This was reported on its website, reports the Internet-the edition with reference to .
The researchers suspect that the valuable medical plants can alter their properties in microgravity. To study this question sprouted the beginnings to the ISS later be returned to Earth. There they were subjected to genetic and other analyses.
In particular, scientists believe that plants can produce compounds that allow them to survive in the new environment.Company, Space Tango owns six laboratories on the ISS. Several times a year she delivers to new objects to experiment on.