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Biotechnological research on ISS Russian Segment

Sample Experiment


Experiment Sample is a part of the scientific research program to be conducted by ESA astronaut of the Dutch nationality Andre Kuipers onboard the SS RS in the frame of DSM Delta Project. The European Space Agency is a customer of the preparation and implementation of the research program.



Objectives:

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

Tasks:

  • Microbial sampling from the Dutch 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 during VC-6.

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


PARMITANO Luka PARMITANO
Luka



KOCH Christina  KOCH
Christina



SKVORTSOV Alexandr SKVORTSOV
Alexandr



MORGAN   Andrew MORGAN
Andrew



Скрипочка Олег SKRIPOCHKA
Oleg



МЕИР  Джессика MEIR
Jessica