Accession Number:

AD0636823

Title:

EFFECT OF ULTRAHIGH VACUUM ON VIABILITY OF MICROORGANISMS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY BIOLOGICAL LABS FREDERICK MD

Report Date:

1961-08-09

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Three species of resistant microorganisms were exposed for 5 days to an ultrahigh vacuum approaching that of interplanetary space. Since no lethal effect was observed, there is no indication that the vacuum of outer space would prevent transport of viable microorganisms on unsterilized space vehicles.

Subject Categories:

  • Biology
  • Microbiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE