In The Field

Space experiments should be done on the cheap

We rarely learn anything Earth-shaking from space labs, says Philip Ball – which is why inexpensive missions like Foton-M3 are the way to go.

Space experiments have rarely seemed as much fun as they did on the European Space Agency’s Foton-M3 mission, which blasted off two weeks ago from Russia for a 12-day spell in low-Earth orbit.

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