Near-Space Habitats

Life above the death zone

We have conducted the first test of an early stage prototype pressurised and heated container system with Southampton University to develop capabilities to keep Insects alive in near space. 

On the 24th of JANUARY Nebula Sciences in PARTNERSHIP with Southampton University  SUCCESSFUL kept two madagascan Cockroaches "Buzz" and "Tim P" Alive past the death zone to an altitude of over 30,000ft. We are now working with Southampton University and Newcastle University to further develop the capabilities of our living near space "Bio Cells'

Death zone DEFINITION"8000M or 26,000 ft" (less than 356 millibars of atmospheric pressure)

"Buzz" one of Madagascan Cockroaches after enjoying a munch on some spinach