ISS National Labs Student Presentations for CRS-22Jun 03, 2021 11:00 AM Journey to Mars and Space Shuttle Atlantis
Can you imagine sending your science experiment to the International Space Station (ISS) before you reach high school? The ISS National Laboratory selected four student groups to do just that during the upcoming CRS-22 ISS resupply mission. Each team’s investigation helps further the global understanding of sustaining life beyond our planet.
Join us in Journey to Mars to hear about these experiments, and ask these bright young scientists questions about their impressive projects and its importance to future missions. From 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM, each team will do a poster presentation on the bottom floor of Space Shuttle Atlantis®.
These presentations are included with daily admission, so be sure to stop by to learn more and congratulate these teams on their impressive accomplishments!
CRS-22 Student Experiments:
Team V Atlas
This experiment flies worker termites to the ISS to see if the insects’ methane production is affected by a microgravity environment. The team hypothesizes that termites experience a period of stress while transitioning to microgravity, but will adapt over time and demonstrate normalized behavior.
Team Flammenwerfer Axolotls
This experiment examines the effects of microgravity on chrysalis formation and lifecycle development of the cabbage moth. Observing the growth and development of these organisms under microgravity conditions may potentially uncover information relating to complex biological systems responsible for cellular organization and tissue development.
DreamUp Team Daucus Carota
The goal of this project is to hydroponically germinate a Nantes Half Long Carrot Seed in a MixStix on the ISS, and compare with a control experiment on Earth. This project represents a step on the path to an efficient, nutritional and appetizing bio-regenerative food system for a long duration missions to the Moon and beyond.
DreamUp Team Vigna Radiata
During long-duration space travel, astronauts will have to grow their food. The goal for the experiment is to see if the Vigna Radiata (Mung Bean) will germinate in three to seven days on the ISS. Adzui beans are full of protein, vitamins, fibers and medicinal properties. If it sprouts in microgravity, we may be able to grow nutritious food in space.