Protein Crystal Growth Experiments Heading to Space
American Aerospace of Philadelphia has signed with Nanoracks to fly a 2U unit up and down in the cargo bay of the September space shuttle. The company’s commercial project utilizes proven equipment launched on several earlier space missions, and accommodates approximately 100 samples provided by industry and university customers.
The system accommodates a wide variety research such as protein and zeolite crystallization, collagen polymerization, ceramic membrane casting, and a variety of fluid physics studies.
We are delighted to assist American Aerospace in a project which lowers the barrier to allowing industry and students to utilize the space environment.