To that end, the agency has been studying how other species deal with low gravity, specifically focusing on mice.
As NASA explains in a new blog post, scientists sent a specially designed mouse habitat module to the International Space Station along with some of the furry little rodents.
However, it’s not long before the mice begin to catch on, adapting remarkably well to their new environment and even using the lack of gravity to their advantage as they push themselves around the cage.
That’s when things really get wild, with video from day 11 of the experiment showing that the mice are not only dealing with the gravity change but actually seem to be enjoying it.
NASA researchers wanted to see whether the mice would continue doing the same kinds of activities they were observed doing on Earth.