You're loaded into a high-tech space capsule with some of your closest friends.
You're loaded into a high-tech space capsule with some of your closest friends. For the past few weeks you've been abuzz. Not about the space mission you're about to undertake (you're not conscious enough for that), but about the havoc you can wreak on your unsuspecting victim.
As the engines roar and the countdown slows, you feel yourself jostling inside the capsule. Reaching the outer limits of the Earth’s atmosphere, you start to float, and begin to wonder what's happening? You try to 'talk' to your friends, but nothing happens. You can't feel them or see them. Is this the end?
For cancer cells, Joshua Chou sure hopes it is.
Early next year, the biomedical engineer is leading a research mission to the International Space Station. After promising trials in his lab, Joshua hopes this mission will prove zero-gravity disables cancer cells. And, revolutionises the way we treat cancer.
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