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Space biology and biotechnology

Kaltsiy Experiment


Objective:

To reveal the possible cause of calcium homeostasis destruction in human organism manifesting in the bone tissue demineralization.

Task:

Experimental determination of solubility of calcium phosphates and human bone tissue samples in water in microgravity.

In phase I of the experiment the exposure duration of Bioekologia cases till the end of the first session is 3 months. The subsequent sessions are held 6, 12 and 18 months upon the equipment delivery to the ISS.

Used science hardware:

  • Cases Bioekologia (6 pcs.).

Experiment results:

Cases Bioekologia returned to the ground with proexposed samples and photos of biotubes content.

ISS Crew


PARMITANO Luka PARMITANO
Luka



KOCH Christina  KOCH
Christina



SKVORTSOV Alexandr SKVORTSOV
Alexandr



MORGAN   Andrew MORGAN
Andrew



Скрипочка Олег SKRIPOCHKA
Oleg



МЕИР  Джессика MEIR
Jessica