At SSC we are proud to have been part of the mission through which scientists discovered that DNA can survive in space. A lot of attention has been given to this in articles around the world. SSC’s part of the mission was to launch the rocket carrying the experiments.
The TEXUS rocket programme started in 1977 and is carried out at the Esrange Space Center jointly by DLR, the German space agency, and EADS Astrium. SSC is responsible for the launch operations. The TEXUS campaigns are sometimes financed by ESA, sometimes jointly with DLR and ESA. The TEXUS 49 sounding rocket was launched in March 2011.
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