Protein Crystals (image) NASA/Johnson Space Center Caption This is an example of how crystals in a microgravity environment (b) can grow bigger and stronger than those grown on Earth (a). Six separate protein crystal growth studies are slated to launch on SpaceX-3 with the intent on creating a baseline for future experimentation in the research discipline. Credit Dr. Yoshihiro Urade, Osaka Bioscience Institute Usage Restrictions Dr. Yoshihiro Urade, Osaka Bioscience Institute Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.