Scientists sending microbes from T. Rex Sue to space

A small group of tourists check out Sue, the tyrannosaurus rex skeleton, on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2001. (AP Photo/Charles Bennett)

March 27, 2014 7:16:36 PM PDT
A tiny part of Sue the dinosaur is heading into outer space.

Most of Sue will stay behind at the Field Museum, but microbes collected from the 67 million-year-old Tyrannosaurus Rex will take a rocket to the International Space Station this Sunday.

Scientists will examine how Sue's microbes and others taken from around the earth compare with those already found on the space station.