Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Neffi the Spidernaut: dead

It is with great sadness that the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) has announced the Nefertiti the space traveling spider has passed on. "Neffi" as she was affectionately known spent 100 days aboard the ISS and just 5 days after returning to Earth she passed away at the National Museum of Natural History`s Insect Zoo.

Official statement from NMNH:

"It is with sadness that we announce the death of Nefertiti, the "Spidernaut." "Neffi" was introduced to visitors Thursday, Nov. 29, after traveling in space on a 100-day, 42-million-mile expedition en route to and aboard the International Space Station. She was there to take part in a student-initiated experiment on microgravity."

poor Neffi, wonder if they have flies in heaven?

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