Foreward of Series Editor (A. Cogoli). Developmental biology research in space: Introductory remarks of the volume editor (H.-J. Marthy). Plant reproductive development during spaceflight (M.E. Musgrave, A. Kuang). Bdelloid rotifers as model system to study developmental biology in space (C. Ricci, C. Boschetti). Drosophilia melanogaster and the future of devo-evo biology in space. Challenges and problems in the path of an eventual colonization project outside the earth (R. Marco, D. Husson et al.). Morphogenesis and gravity in a whole amphibian embryo and in isolated blastomeres of sea urchins (A. Izumi-Kurotani, M. Kiyomoto). Developmental biology of urodele amphibians in microgravity conditions (C. Dournon). The development of gravity sensory systems during periods of altered gravity dependent sensory input (E.R. Horn). Neurophysiology of developing fish at altered gravity: Background - facts - perspectives (R.H. Anken). Life-cycle experiments of medaka fish aboard the international space station (K. Ijiri). Mammalian development in space (A.E. Ronca). New facilities and instruments for developmental biology research in space (E. Brinckmann).