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STS-134

STS-134

STS-134 (ISS assembly flight ULF6) was the penultimate mission of NASA’s Space Shuttle program and the 25th and last spaceflight of Space Shuttle Endeavour. This flight delivered the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer and an ExPRESS Logistics Carrier to the International Space Station. Read more about STS-134.

Protein Crystal Growth

PCG-1 uses different protein crystal growth solutions in small crystal slides to grow protein crystals in microgravity. The slides are launched frozen, thawed on orbit to allow crystal growth, examined while on-orbit and then returned.

Customer Name: The Methodist Hospital Research Institute
Research: Protein Crystal Growth
NanoRacks Facility: NanoLab Platform
Mission Duration: 09/2012 –…

Microgreen Plant Growth

Girl Scouts of Hawai’i-Microgreen Plant Growth experiment tests the changes in growth of Arugula in microgravity. This research was chosen to collect data on the viability of edible plants grown in space.

Customer Name: Girl Scouts of Hawai’i
Research: Plant Growth
NanoRacks Facility: NanoLab Platform
Mission Duration: 09/2012 – 09/2013
Mission Status: Complete
More Info: From NASA…

Bacteria Growth

The Riverside Christian Schools Bacteria Growth Experiment provides insight as to the potential impact of microgravity on the growth cycle of bacteria. Does microgravity change the nominal growth time cycle of E. coli bacteria as compared to what is normally experienced in Earth gravity?

Customer: Riverside Christian High School
Research: Bacteria Growth
NanoRacks Facility: Interna…

Micro-Robotics

Studying the effects of microgravity on remotely controlled robot control mechanisms and mechanical devices to determine the feasibility of using robots to complete tasks in a microgravity environment, where the only force to overcome is friction.

Customer Name: Fremont Christian High School
Research: Micro Robotics
NanoRacks Facility: NanoLab Platform
Mission Duration: 03/2013 -…

Radiation Monitoring

CubeLab-2 carries radiation monitoring devices and radiation shielding experiments to gather baseline radiation information on the ISS and EXPRESS Rack4 in the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM).

Customer Name: NanoRacks
Research: Radiation Monitoring
NanoRacks Facility: NanoLab Platform
Mission Duration: 03/2010 – 09/2010
Mission Status: Complete
More Info: From NASA…

Flash Testing

FIRSTLab (Flash Incident Radiation Susceptibility Test Lab) tests the effects of radiation on commercial flash memory devices and serves as a NanoRacks training platform for the ISS astronauts.

Customer Name: NanoRacks
Launch Vehicle: Radiation Testing
NanoRacks Facility: NanoLab Platform
Mission Duration: 03/2010 – 03/2011
Mission Status: Complete
More Info: From NASA…

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