Space mission spider dies at Smithsonian

9:43 AM, Dec 5, 2012   |    comments
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The experiment was designed to determine if a spider dependent on gravity for catching its meals would be able to adapt and eat in micro gravity.

According to the Boulder Daily Camera, the spider was able to hunt down fruit flies in her sealed space environment on the International Space Station until her food supply ran out. 

The spider managed to survive despite a miscalculation on the amount of food needed for the mission.

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