Micro Wave: Mighty Mice, Drugs And Hopes For Space Voyagers : Short Wave NPR Science Correspondent Jon Hamilton gives us an update on those mighty mice that went into space this past winter. The results could have big implications for the future of space travel.

Check out the study to learn more about the results.

Also, since it's a Micro Wave, we hear some listener mail from you! Which you can always send us by emailing shortwave@npr.org.

Micro Wave: Mighty Mice, Drugs And Hopes For Space Voyagers

Micro Wave: Mighty Mice, Drugs And Hopes For Space Voyagers

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The mouse on the right has been engineered to have four times the muscle mass of a normal lab mouse. Se-Jin Lee/PLOS One hide caption

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The mouse on the right has been engineered to have four times the muscle mass of a normal lab mouse.

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NPR Science Correspondent Jon Hamilton gives us an update on those mighty mice that went into space this past winter. The results could have big implications for the future of space travel.

Check out the study to learn more about the results.

Also, since it's a Micro Wave, we hear some listener mail from you! Which you can always send us by emailing shortwave@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Rebecca Ramirez, edited by Geoff Brumfiel and fact-checked by Ariela Zebede.