More Mainers are headed to space

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BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - More Mainers are headed to space.

Get ready for ‘mighty mice.’

The Jackson Laboratory is sending mice to the International Space Station next month.

The ‘mighty mice’ space mission, as it's called, will help scientists understand more about bone and muscle loss in both astronauts and earthlings.

According to the Jackson Lab, Caribou native Dr. Jessica Meir will be working with the mice.