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SpaceX-4

SpaceX CRS-4, also known as SpX-4, was a cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station, contracted to NASA, which was launched on 21 September 2014 and arrived at the space station on 23 September 2014. It was the sixth flight for SpaceX’s uncrewed Dragon cargo spacecraft. Read more here.

Plant Seed Growth

A 2U payload containing an extended-sized autonomous, self-contained plant-seed growth experiment that allows an internal camera to provide snapshots of the stages of growth during the experiment.

Customer Name: Valley Christian High School
Research: Plant Seed Growth
NanoRacks Facility: NanoLab Platform
Mission Duration: 09/2012 – 03/2013
Mission Status: Complete
More Info: From NASA…

Terpene Extraction

A commercial investigation studying the extraction of terpenes from wood samples. Upon activation by a crewmember, dry wood samples interact with 6 mL of a 50/50 water and ethanol solution. The MixStix are then stowed until returning to earth where the samples are analyzed by the customer, Ardbeg.

Customer Name: Ardbeg
Research: Terpene Extraction in Microgravity
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