Blog: Crossing Disciplines – And a Foray into Talk Shows

Kai Rasmussen — Jan 30th 2018

This is Kai Rasmussen’s blog.  He is the webmaster for astrobotany.com, and UW molecular biology research undergrad.  These are updates about the process, if you are interested. For me, the higher I’ve gone in biological sciences, the more I’ve realized how much individual fields blend and overlap with each other.  This is something I considered… Read More

Blog: Introducing AstroBlockChainBotany.com – Just Kidding!

Kai Rasmussen — Jan 25th 2018

This is Kai Rasmussen’s blog.  He is the webmaster for astrobotany.com, and UW molecular biology research undergrad.  These are updates about the process, if you are interested. Crypto Astrobotany.com is now astroblockchainbotany.com!!  Just kidding!  Cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin or litecoin have been very hot in the news cycle nowadays.  You may have heard that several… Read More

Blog: Virology, Microbiology, and Astromicrobiology

Kai Rasmussen — Jan 23rd 2018

This is Kai Rasmussen’s blog.  He is the webmaster for astrobotany.com, and UW molecular biology research undergrad.  These are updates about the process, if you are interested. T’was the first day of classes at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Throughout thee yonder night t’was a soft twinkling of snow upon thee crest of Bascom Hill. My… Read More

Blog: Disney and Spaceflight: American Entertainment that Educates

Kai Rasmussen — Jan 21st 2018

This is Kai Rasmussen’s blog.  He is the webmaster for astrobotany.com, and UW molecular biology research undergrad.  These are updates about the process, if you are interested. I was on winter break for the past three weeks and honestly was not up to much.  I spent a lot of time playing minecraft and now I’ve… Read More

CASIS and Marvel Announce “Guardians of the Galaxy” Astrobotany Challenge

Kai Rasmussen — Jan 13th 2018

The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) and Marvel are teaming up to allow students 13-18 years old to design an experiment to be performed on the International Space Station.  Flight proposals under Team Groot will focus on plant biology and genetics.  If you are a young scientist, consider checking out this awesome… Read More

Astrobotany’s 2018 New Years Resolutions

Kai Rasmussen — Jan 1st 2018

Happy new year! It’s officially 2018, a time for a new year and a new start.  We won’t quite be celebrating astrobotany.com’s one-year anniversary yet (the site was founded in February 2017), but we’re ready to put spaceflight plant biology on the map in the coming year. 2018 New Year’s Resolutions 1. More content on… Read More

Blog: Kai Rasmussen, The Wolf of Apt 5

Kai Rasmussen — Dec 21st 2017

This is Kai Rasmussen’s blog.  He is the webmaster for astrobotany.com, and UW molecular biology research undergrad.  These are updates about the process, if you are interested. A couple of days ago I filed for an LLC to formally start a business.  I finally mustered up the courage to wade into business with no business… Read More

Plants Going up on SpaceX CRS-13

Kai Rasmussen — Dec 11th 2017

SpaceX Commercial Resupply 13 was originally slated for December 4th, 2017.  The launch was scrubbed for unspecified reasons but is set to take off tomorrow, on December 12th, 2017.  There is a lot of valuable cargo going up on this mission, and some of them are plants.  Let’s take a look at the plants going… Read More

BLOG: /r/astrobotany is Our Official Forum and SpaceX13 is Slated for December 12th Now

Kai Rasmussen — Dec 7th 2017

This is Kai Rasmussen’s blog.  He is the webmaster for astrobotany.com, and UW molecular biology research undergrad.  These are updates about the process, if you are interested. First off, shout-out Jonathan Lombardino, for encouraging astrobotany.com to create the /r/astrobotany subreddit on reddit.com.  I’ve had a lot of fun setting up the subreddit and creating flair… Read More