Kibo Kids Tour introduces on-orbit Japanese utilization activities in the Kibo module of the International Space Station to the children of Japan.Principal Investigator(s)
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Tsukuba, , Japan
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)Sponsoring Organization
Information PendingResearch Benefits
Information PendingISS Expedition Duration
March 2009 - October 2009Expeditions Assigned
19/20Previous ISS Missions
Increment 19/20 was the first time Kibo Kids Tour was performed.
In celebration of the first Japanese astronaut's long-duration stay on the ISS, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) will create a video message session featuring JAXA payload facilities and experiments. On-orbit Japanese utilization activities will be demonstrated to kids between the ages of 10 and 12. The experiment facilities and the supporting equipment will be explained to the children via video downlink.
Conducting tours of Kibo to school-age kids during space flight will provide astronauts a chance to share their duties and knowledge of the module with inquiring minds.Earth Applications
Kibo Kids Tour will allow children the opportunity to enhance their knowledge of on-orbit Japanese utilization activities through the video with an astronaut on-board the ISS.
Kibo Kids Tour uses a video camera already on-board the ISS. The video will be downlinked to the ground after completion of the experiment.Operational Protocols
After setting up the camera, at crewmember will perform the tour while another films it. The video will be returned to Earth and used to create educational packages.