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First Interstellar Species? Tardigrades Get the Nod

How do you design a spacesuit for a microscopic critter with eight legs?
This microscopic critter might be our first interstellar species.
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If you've dreamed of touching the stars, sit tight, because you are definitely not going to be the first living creature to explore space beyond our solar system. Instead, that title will go to two microscopic organisms that scientists have deemed hardy

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