Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Education Payload Observation 8 (JAXA EPO 8) - 08.20.14

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Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Education Payload Observation 8 (JAXA EPO 8) demonstrates educational events and artistic performances on board the Kibo module. These activities are expected to enlighten the general public about the wonders of microgravity phenomena and human space flight.

Science Results for Everyone

International Space Station crew members create bubbles of green tea (also revealing facts about the state of water in microgravity), use luminous paint to create marbling patterns on spheres of sea water, and make a 3D movie of cherry blossom petal blizzards inside the space station (a nod to Japanese traditional culture).  This series of activities brings home the wonders of human space flight and provides interaction between those on Earth and crew on the International Space Station.  Musical Instruments developed for use in microgravity are played to demonstrate microgravity’s effect on sound; for example, because the instruments are floating, resonance is not dampened and the musical sound stays loud, clear, and deep for a long time.



The following content was provided by Ayako Ono, Yuji Murayama, 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)

  • Ayako Ono, Tohoku University, Japan
  • Yuji Murayama, Doshishi University, Japan

  • Co-Investigator(s)/Collaborator(s)
  • So Negishi, Women's Art University, Japan
  • Shin Fukushi, Tohoku University, Japan
  • Riyo Yamanaka, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Tsukuba, Japan
  • Mitsuhiko Tabuchi, JAXA, Japan
  • Masato Koyama, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Tsukuba, Japan
  • Michihisa Watanabe, POUSSE et FLEURE, Japan
  • Yunosuke Kawanabe, Japan Style System, Ivory Coast (Cote D`Ivoire)
  • Riyo Yamanaka, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Tsukuba, Japan
  • Mitsuhiko Tabuchi, JAXA, Japan
  • Masato Koyama, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Tsukuba, Japan

  • Developer(s)
    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Tsukuba, , Japan

    Sponsoring Space Agency
    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

    Sponsoring Organization
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    ISS Expedition Duration
    September 2011 - May 2012

    Expeditions Assigned
    29/30

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    Experiment Description

    Research Overview

    • Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Education Payload Observation 8 (JAXA EPO 8) includes artistic experiments and cultural activities. JAXA implements these activities to enlighten the general public about microgravity utilization and human space flight. JAXA understands that International Space Station (ISS), Japanese Experiment Module (JEM), Kibo, is useful for scientists and engineers as well as writers, poets, teachers, artists, etc.


    • The JAXA EPO 8 demonstrations are downlinked, edited, and used to support cultural resources for the general public.

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