Mycological Evaluation of Crew Exposure to ISS Ambient Air - 3 (Myco-3) - 07.15.14

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Science Objectives for Everyone Mycological Evaluation of Crew Exposure to ISS Ambient Air -3 (Myco-3) is performed to identify what kinds of fungi proliferate on the International Space Station. A detailed study will evaluate the risk of microorganisms to the astronauts via inhalation or adhesion to the skin.

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The following content was provided by Chiaki Mukai, M.D., Ph.D., and is maintained in a database by the ISS Program Science Office.
Information provided courtesy of the Japan Aerospace and Exploration Agency (JAXA).

Experiment Details

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Principal Investigator(s)

  • Chiaki Mukai, M.D., Ph.D., Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Tsukuba, Japan

  • Co-Investigator(s)/Collaborator(s)
  • Noriaki Ishioka, Japan Aerospace and Exploration Agency, Tsukuba City, Japan
  • Akira Higashibata, Ph.D., Japan Aerospace and Exploration Agency, Tsukuba, Japan
  • Hajime Takeoka, Japan Space Forum, Tokyo, Japan
  • Takashi Q. Yamazaki, Ph.D., Japan Aerospace and Exploration Agency, Tsukuba, Japan
  • Shin Yamada, M.D., Ph.D., Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Tsukuba, Japan
  • Riyo Yamanaka, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Tsukuba, Japan
  • Tatsuya Aiba, Tsukuba Space Center, Ibaraki, Japan
  • Satoru Ishida, Tsukuba Space Center, Ibaraki, Japan
  • Toshiko Ohta, Japan

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    Sponsoring Space Agency
    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

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    ISS Expedition Duration
    September 2010 - May 2012

    Expeditions Assigned
    25/26,27/28,29/30

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    Experiment Description

    Research Overview

    • Myco-3 samples will be collected from the nasal cavity, the pharynx and the skin of crew during preflight, in flight and postflight focusing particularly on fungi which act as strong allergens in our living environment.

    Description
    It is well known that a living and working environment in the ISS has been progressively contaminated by a number of microorganisms from the beginning of construction. These microorganisms can possibly cause serious life-threatening diseases and allergies if human immunity is compromised.

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