ID#: 21908
Captured in 1965, this image depicted laboratory research microbiologist Dr. Martin S. Favers, as he was in the process of counting bacterial colonies on a Petri dish culture plate, that had been inoculated with an air sample. Dr. Favors was seated at his workbench in his laboratory, situated inside what was National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA), Planetary Quarantine Program, formerly the Interplanetary Vehicle Sterilization Project laboratories, which were located inside the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS), Center for Disease Control (CDC), Phoenix Laboratories, located in Phoenix, Arizona. At this Phoenix location, it was CDC’s job to develop sampling and culturing procedures, involved in the control of possible contamination of extraterrestrial organisms encountered during interplanetary, or lunar expeditions.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Stafford Smith
Creation Date: 1965
Photo Credit:
CDC Organization
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