Spiders in COVID space: adapting during and after the pandemic (2021)
Spiders in COVID Space: Adapting during and after the pandemic is an anthology of inspiring stories about pivots made during the COVID-19 pandemic. The series is a sequel to, and draws on the 11 adaptive traits identified in, the bestselling book Spiders in Space: Successfully Adapting to Unwanted Change by Todd Hirsch and Robert Roach (2017).
The spiders in the title were sent into space by NASA to see if they could spin webs without the aid of gravity. After some false starts, they adapted to the new conditions and were able to spin brand new structures of webs in a totally different environment. The pandemic has presented all of us with a wide range of situations where our gravity has been taken away.