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Circadian Rhythm - Vinegar Fly

NSSDCA ID: 1973-050A-02

Mission Name: Skylab CSM 2
Principal Investigator:Dr. Colin S. Pittendrigh


This experiment, carried in both the command and service modules, determined the effects on the physical functions of vinegar flies (or gnats) when removed from the gravity and the 24-hour geophysical period.

Alternate Names

  • S072
  • SkylabCSM2/CircadianRhythm-VinegarFly

Funding Agency

  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (United States)


  • Life Science: None assigned

Additional Information

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NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. Colin S. PittendrighPrincipal InvestigatorStanford University
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