Commercial Generic Bioprocessing Apparatus Science Insert - 06 is one investigation in the CSI program series. The CSI program provides the K-12 community opportunities to utilize the unique microgravity environment of the International Space Station (ISS) as part of the regular classroom to encourage learning and interest in science, technology, engineering and math.Principal Investigator(s)
University of Colorado at Boulder, BioServe Space Technologies, Boulder, CO, United States
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)Sponsoring Organization
National Laboratory Education (NLE)Research Benefits
Information PendingISS Expedition Duration
September 2013 - March 2014Expeditions Assigned
37/38Previous ISS Missions
Space Technology and Research Students (STARSTM), a similar investigation was performed on STS-93 and STS-107. CSI-01 began on ISS Expedition 14 and completed during ISS Expedition 15. CSI-02 was performed during ISS Expeditions 15 - 17. CSI-03 began operation during Expedition 18 and was completed during Expedition 19.
Commercial Generic Bioprocessing Apparatus Science Insert - 06 (CSI-06) is one investigation in the CSI program series. The CSI program provides the K-12 community opportunities to utilize the unique microgravity environment of the International Space Station as part of the regular classroom to encourage learning and interest in science, technology, engineering and math.
CSI-06 may involve up to two different experiments involving two different organisms. CSI-06 is conducted in the classroom in near real-time, or it can be utilized by teachers at any point during the school year after the space flight experiments are completed. Images and data from the space-based experiments are downlinked to the BioServe Payload Operations and Control Center (POCC) on a daily basis while the experiments are active. Once the downlinked visual data has been received, it will be uplinked to the BioEd Online (http://www.bioedonline.org/) website. Participating teachers are provided with a teacher's guide featuring background information, lesson plans, and student activities, for the purpose of conducting projects in their classroom.
Results from CSI-06 may help scientists more clearly understand how different organisms are affected by the microgravity environment. CSI-06 influences children to continue their education in the science, technology engineering and math areas and pursue related careers.Earth Applications
CSI-06 provides a unique educational opportunity to encourage and inspire students to pursue careers in the scientific and technical fields by participating in near real-time research activities on the ISS. This will promote education of the next generation of scientists, engineers, astronauts for the space program.
CSI-06 will operate in the CGBA under controlled temperature conditions and will require imaging and data download daily to BioServe's Payload Operations and Control Center.Operational Protocols
CSI-06 will be transferred from the SpaceX vehicle to the ISS and placed inside the CGBA for activation. The hardware for the experiment has been automated to allow imagery of the experiments independent of crew. The ISS crew will implement a procedure to activate CSI-06 on orbit. The ISS crew will also manipulate different components of the hardware to enable the necessary environment for the organisms at a set point in the mission. BioServe will be able to monitor all experiments via data and image downlink. The research will be contained inside the CSI-06 habitats.
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