Biotechnological research on ISS Russian Segment

MIS Experiment

Experiment MIS is included in the program of research activities to be performed by Malaysian angkasawan Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor Al Masrie onboard the ISS Russian Segment in the framework of ANGKASA MSM Project. The experiment is performed under the Malaysian National Program.


Investigate the effects of spaceflight on growth kinetics and mutation processes in bacterial cells, and effects on minimum inhibiting medicine concentration for various kinds of bacteria.


Investigate the effect of microgravity and space radiation on E.Cloacae and Acinetobacter baumanii cells (static gram-negative bacillus).

Science Hardware Used :

  • FPA Sets (3 sets)

Each FPA set has six FPA biocontainers. FPA compartments (chambers) are filled with bacteria suspension, medium and fixative. Chamber A is filled with microbe culture (E. Cloacae and Acinetobacter baumanii), chamber B is filled with medium (Brucella broth or Mueller-Hinton broth), and chamber C contains fixative (RNA-Later).

Temperature recorder HOBO
  • HOBO temperature data recorder

HOBO is an autonomous temperature recorder, powered by a small internal battery and storing data in non-volatile memory.

  • KUBIK AMBER Incubator Will be used to perform the experiment and store experiment samples until their return to the ground.

Crew Support Equipment:

  • Digital camera Nikon D2X;
  • Laptop A31P.

Experiment Results:

Exposed bacterial cell cultures and accompanying photo information on a flash card.