USED SCIENCE HARDWARE:
- 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.
- Investigate the behavior of cosmonaut microbiota and its interaction with the ISS microbiota in spaceflight.
- Evaluate microbial species, which might inhabit the ISS.
- Microbial sampling from the Russian cosmonaut and various surfaces on the ISS RS for further strains isolation and
investigation of their adhesion abilities
Microbial samples taken on the ISS RS in microgravity conditions.