Contract activities on ISS Russian Segment

Experiment Sample


Objectives:

  • Evaluate microbial species, which might inhabit the ISS.
  • Investigate the mechanism of microbial adaptation to micro-gravity.

Tasks:

  • Microbial sampling from the astronaut and various surfaces on the ISS RS for further strains isolation and investigation of their adhesion abilities
  • Exposure of Escherichia coli on ISS RS.

Science Hardware Used:


  • SAMPLE Collection Kit including SAMPLE sub-packs to take samples from various surfaces (computers, "walls", "personal cabins", technical equipment, etc.) and from the astronaut.

  • SAMPLE Specimen Case filled with biological objects.

  • KUBIK TOPAZ container, a thermally insulated container (incubator) for stowage of partial samples before the download.

Experiment Results:

Microbial samples taken on the ISS RS, and biological objects which were exposed to microgravity conditions.

ISS Crew


Shannon Walker WALKER
Shannon



leg Novitskiy Novitskiy
leg



Petr Dubrov Dubrov
Petr



Mark Vande Hei Vande Hei
Mark



Michael Hopkins Hopkins
Michael



Victor Glover Glover
Victor



Soichi Noguchi Noguchi
Soichi