Why this company sent worms into space on a SpaceX capsule that’s returning to Earth

A SpaceX capsule will soon land back on Earth after delivering research supplies to the International Space Station. Among the supplies returning: nematodes, microscopic roundworms that a local company believes can improve agriculture on Earth and, eventually, beyond.

Davis, California-based Pheronym Inc., which has a presence on Merritt Island, was among the companies that sent research materials to the space station aboard a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft, which launched from Cape Canaveral on Dec. 5. SpaceX is contracted by NASA to deliver scientific supplies to the space station. Read more here.