So here it is, killer bugs from space! I couldn't make this up if I tried, its just too mental.
Now there's a new kid on the inter-planetary catastrophist's block: superbugs. Super spacebugs. Scientists working on and with the space shuttle have found certain bugs, dangerous enough when earth-bound, will grow more powerful in space. Like salmonella, which acts differently, genetically, in space, making it stronger, more deadly.The newsies have discovered that bacteria act different under zero G. Holy crap, we're all gonna die!
This is my favorite bit right here. What about the Man Made© bugs Batman?
...But what of the bugs that might be attached to all the space junk, the old satellites, rockets, probes, missiles constantly falling back to earth?Yes friends, lets start worrying about the Andromeda Strain and mad scientists brewing up superbugs on rocket ships in space. Its never too early to jump on the Next Big Scare and make a million lobbying Congress to clean up all that deadly orbiting space junk. Hey, if nematodes could survive the shuttle crash then so can the Bug That Ate My Face, only squared.
There's no shortage of outdated, second-hand space trash orbiting the earth while harbouring who knows what kind of mutating space bugs in the weightless environment so conducive to extraordinary growth and genetic variation. Do stories like Michael Crichton's Andromeda Strain really give us an idea of what we might face as we dabble with space discovery and scientific experiments ostensibly aimed at furthering medicine and mankind's advancement as a civilisation?
Oops, I used math. Squared is like times two only different, 'kay?
The Phantom Bug Ignorer