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Plant Seed Germination

Plant Seed Germination

Lagrange-1 Plant Seed Germination experiment connects students on Earth to the space program by sending their messages to the International Space Station, along with plant seeds that are germinated after being returned home

Customer: Lagrange Corp
Research: Plant Seed Germination
NanoRacks Facility: Internal NanoLab
Mission Duration: 09/2014 – 09/2015
Mission Status: Complete
More Info: From NASA website


Research Overview
Spaceflight affects organisms in a wide range of ways, from a reduction in human bone density to changes in plant root growth. NanoRacks-JAMSS-2 Lagrange-1 helps students understand potential spaceflight-related changes by exposing plant seeds to microgravity, and then germinating and growing them on Earth.

The plants are compared with specimens grown from seeds that remained on the ground. The investigation also connects students to the space program by sending their photographic likenesses and personal messages into orbit. This connection inspires the next generation of scientists and engineers who will work on international space programs.

Customer payload on the ISS

NanoRacks customer plant seed germination experiment payload on the ISS

Description
The DreamUp approved NanoRacks-JAMSS-2, Lagrange-1 experiment seeks to increase interest in space. It is difficult to provide students with access to space. For this investigation, plant seeds are flown to the ISS. The students plant the seeds once they return to Earth and compare them to plants grown from regular seeds. Students are able to touch and feel close to space through this experiment.

Applications
Spaceflight affects organisms in a wide range of ways, from a reduction in human bone density to changes in plant root growth. The Plant Germination experiment helps students understand potential spaceflight-related changes by exposing plant seeds to microgravity, and then germinating and growing them on Earth. The plants are compared with specimens grown from seeds that remained on the ground.

The investigation also connects students to the space program by sending their photographic likenesses and personal messages into orbit. This connection inspires the next generation of scientists and engineers who will work on international space programs.

The module contains the photos, seeds, message cards, ceramic figure and USB memory sticks. A crew member documents the presence of the printed logo and ceramic figure on orbit. Pictures of logo attached on NanoRacks Module-48 are taken in Kibo from all directions. Pictures of ceramic figure in Ziplock are taken in Kibo from all directions. One of the USB memory sticks is disposed. NanoRacks Module-48 is then packed for return.

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