Space exploration involves overcoming numerous challenges: extreme gravity, disrupted sleep and circadian rhythms, limited supplies, and access to medical care, etc. Your challenge is to design a platform that allows users to explore space travel stresses, understand how diverse organisms deal with these stresses, and then build a “Space Biology Superhero” by combining features from these organisms.
Based on Bacteriophage viruses We will use their structure to carry the genetic code that will produce interplanetary life in different spaces. For the synthesis of this genome we will start with the Deinococcus radiodurans genome, since it is the organism capable of resisting radiation and survive in conditions of heat, cold, dehydration, vacuum and acid. Under technologies such as nanotechnology, we will add TiO2 nanoparticles to its structure to resist cosmic radiation, temperature and other conditions.
Is composed of:
- Synthetic DNA: contains the necessary instructions for this being to reproduce once it reaches its destination.
- Enzymes as molecular machines: These enzymes, once they receive the signal from the environmental sensors, will be activated to begin the cycle of development of this superhero at the destination. They will duplicate the DNA and synthesize other basic enzymes necessary for the maturation of the organism.
- Air Sensor (Environmental Sensors): They detect if the conditions are valid to propagate or not. If they are, they will emit signals to begin the development stage.
I`MPOSSIBLE Interplanetary life.
We thought our hero with different habilities and capablities to overcome ne xt challenges for future interplanetary life