Rodent Research Facility (Rodent Research Facility) - 12.03.13
Science Objectives for Everyone
Facility is for housing Rodents on the ISS.
Science Results for Everyone
OpNom: Rodent ResearchFacility Manager(s)
NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, United States
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)Sponsoring Organization
National Laboratory (NL)ISS Expedition Duration
March 2014 - March 2015Expeditions Assigned
39/40,41/42Previous ISS Missions
This will be the first flight of the Transporter and Habitat hardware. Both units are based on the Animal Enclosure Modules and have modifications which allow them to either transport animals on the SpX vehicle or maintain and house animals on the ISS. The Animal Enclosure Modules supported rodents on 27 missions on the space shuttle.Availability
The Rodent Research hardware system includes the Transporter, Rodent Habitat, Life Support, and Access Unit. The Transporter will house rodents during ascent to the ISS and the Rodent Habitat that will house rodents on ISS for long duration missions. The Access Unit interfaces with either the Transporter or Habitat to allow handling and transfer of animals. This hardware is based on the Animal Enclosure Module which flew numerous times on Shuttle missions.Operations
- Houses up to 10 mice for up to 30 days per unit.
Units can be used serially to extend duration of experiment
Information PendingResults Publications
Ground Based Results Publications