European Space Agency - Education Payload Operations (ESA-EPO) records education demonstrations performed on the International Space Station (ISS) by crewmembers. ESA-EPO enhances existing ESA Human Space Operations (HSO) education program. EPO Convection will demonstrate the absence of heat convection in microgravity. EPO FOAM-S will study various liquids which have different foaming properties in microgravity and on Earth. EPO Scripts (with the theme Spaceship Earth) will allow for European children to compare the ISS and the crew's living environment to their daily surroundings.Principal Investigator(s)
European Space Agency (ESA)Sponsoring Organization
Information PendingResearch Benefits
Information PendingISS Expedition Duration:
March 2011 - September 2012Expeditions Assigned
27/28,29/30,31/32Previous ISS Missions
EPO Convection demonstrates the absence of heat convection in microgravity.
EPO FOAM-S studies various liquids which have different foaming properties in microgravity and on Earth.
EPO Scripts-Spaceship Earth - allows for European children to compare the ISS and the crew's living environment to their daily surroundings.
Education demonstration.Earth Applications
Both EPO Convection and EPO FOAM-S are executed (incl. imagery material downlink) before the related PAO event. All ESA EPO imagery materials are downlinked in HD and within three weeks of its on board recording.Operational Protocols
The International Space Station (ISS) Education Programme makes use of human spaceflight, and ISS, as a means to capture the attention and the interest of students, to attract them to study, in particular, scientific and technical disciplines, and to appreciate and understand the benefits, challenges, and importance of space for Europe.