Biotechnological research on ISS Russian Segment

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


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