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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


OVCHININ Alexey OVCHININ
Alexey



HAGUE  Nick HAGUE
Nick



KOCH  Christina  KOCH
Christina



SKVORTSOV Alexandr SKVORTSOV
Alexandr



PARMITANO Luka PARMITANO
Luka



MORGAN   Andrew MORGAN
Andrew