Growing blood vessels in space: Preparation studies of the SPHEROIDS project using related ground-based studies

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Growing blood vessels in space: Preparation studies of the SPHEROIDS project using related ground-based studies. / Krüger, Marcus; Kopp, Sascha; Wehland, Markus; Bauer, Johann; Baatout, Sarah; Moreels, Marjan; Egli, Marcel; Corydon, Thomas J.; Infanger, Manfred; Grimm, Daniela.

In: Acta Astronautica, Vol. 159, 21.03.2019, p. 267–272.

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Krüger, M, Kopp, S, Wehland, M, Bauer, J, Baatout, S, Moreels, M, Egli, M, Corydon, TJ, Infanger, M & Grimm, D 2019, 'Growing blood vessels in space: Preparation studies of the SPHEROIDS project using related ground-based studies', Acta Astronautica, vol. 159, pp. 267–272. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actaastro.2019.03.074

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Krüger, M., Kopp, S., Wehland, M., Bauer, J., Baatout, S., Moreels, M., Egli, M., Corydon, T. J., Infanger, M., & Grimm, D. (2019). Growing blood vessels in space: Preparation studies of the SPHEROIDS project using related ground-based studies. Acta Astronautica, 159, 267–272. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actaastro.2019.03.074

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Krüger, Marcus ; Kopp, Sascha ; Wehland, Markus ; Bauer, Johann ; Baatout, Sarah ; Moreels, Marjan ; Egli, Marcel ; Corydon, Thomas J. ; Infanger, Manfred ; Grimm, Daniela. / Growing blood vessels in space: Preparation studies of the SPHEROIDS project using related ground-based studies. In: Acta Astronautica. 2019 ; Vol. 159. pp. 267–272.

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