(Frontiers) Researchers have taken another small step towards deep space exploration, by testing a new silver- and ruthenium-based antimicrobial coating aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Published in Frontiers in Microbiology, their study shows that the AGXX® dramatically reduced the number of bacteria on contamination-prone surfaces — and could help protect future astronauts beyond the moon and Mars.

Original source: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-03/f-shc031119.php