47 thoughts on “DNA in Space! w/ Astronaut Kate Rubins #ScienceGoals

  1. It was rather hard to hear you well on this, had to turn the audio up a lot. But that also made the background music distractingly loud. Otherwise great video though!

  2. First, well done, Alex! You brought your smarts and enthusiasm to NASA and brought back a great nugget of current science for us to see and learn from. Second, holy moly! That wee sequencer makes me think we are this close to having tricorders! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. The odds that life that formed elsewhere would have the same DNA as Earth life is probably pretty slim. I hope NASA has people who know better. It sounds like marketing to say this will be useful for detecting new life.

  4. Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well. GREAT VIDEO. I seriously like this new sort of content. Video was brilliantly explained and executed. Hope you will continue this. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Is that buffer just the ubiquitous PBS? Also, One of those little sequencers cost $900 USD for those who are curious.

  6. IMO the quality of your videos has really gone up in the past couple of months. Not sure what you're doing differently, just keep doing it.

  7. What a great video; I knew some of this information but seeing the equipment and the one-on-one with Rubins was Amazing!

  8. Great Video! its so cool you got to visit NASA and geek out about genetics in space! Thanks for making a video about a part of NASA people dont ussually consider!

  9. It is amazing how far sequencing has come in a relatively few years. Having done sequencing by hand using radioactive nucleotides and dideoxy reactions to a machine that will fit in your pocket. Wow.

  10. Man, that Nanopore Sequencer is extremely impressive. I like the goal of looking for life in space with the sequencer, but I am curious to know if it is also accurate with RNA. Since there may lie the possibility that organisms may be using RNA as their library instead of DNA.

  11. I l never would have guessed that a pipette generates enough force to push a person back in micro-gravity. That sounds crazy to an Earth-bound guy like me. Great video, Alex!

  12. I am chem phd student!! After spending one year in phd course and changed my experiment topic, I was so sad. I saw all the other graduate student or law school student who looked so fancy that can work at home, I felt like I am the only one who are always in lab wearing comfy jeans and T-shirts every single day. And I found your science/lab vlog and it just made me so happy that there are other people just like me. Science grad school is so hard. I want to see all the day in your life as phd student like looking at paper for every single day and make ppt for meeting and doing lab, writing protocols and making the data fancy with Origin. HaHa ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. You are officially my new hero, glad your channel got a promotional boost from the Creator Academy #creatordiscovery

  14. This is great, we do a lot of science for kids videos. Love seeing a woman sharing their love of science!

  15. The space part!๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ”ง๐Ÿค”? While this all was working out going 17,500 mph
    280 miles high I'd hoped to send all sorts of helpful research data I could
    Possibly send all the while I think
    At one point I was blowing bubbles
    With my saliva๐Ÿ˜ณ๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŒฌ๐Ÿ’ฆfast as in 7 times faster than a rifle
    Bullet he heee awesome Ty Mrs. Kathleen

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