Electronic - Learning (E-Learning) - 09.17.14

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ISS Science for Everyone

Science Objectives for Everyone
E-Learning will involve interactive, real-time lecture by an ESA astronaut, from the International Space Station (ISS) to universities across Europe. These lectures are a unique opportunity for university students and will help inspire the next generation of space explorers.

Science Results for Everyone
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The following content was provided by Sylvie Ijsselstein,, and is maintained in a database by the ISS Program Science Office.
Information provided courtesy of the Erasmus Experiment Archive.

Experiment Details


Principal Investigator(s)

  • Sylvie Ijsselstein, European Space Agency, Education Office, Noordwijk, Netherlands
  • , European Space Agency, Education Office, Noordwijk, Netherlands

  • Co-Investigator(s)/Collaborator(s)
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    European Space Agency, Education Office, Noordwijk, , Netherlands

    Sponsoring Space Agency
    European Space Agency (ESA)

    Sponsoring Organization
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    Research Benefits
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    ISS Expedition Duration
    September 2006 - April 2007

    Expeditions Assigned

    Previous ISS Missions
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    Experiment Description

    Research Overview

    • E-Learning is designed to encourage students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

    The E-learning session is currently scheduled as an "Earth-based" lecture during which there will be a live audio/video link-up with ESA astronaut, Thomas Reiter, on board the ISS. The lecture will be presented to European university students following the EuMAS Masters Program in Aeronautics and Space by Dr. Hubertus Thomas of the Max-Planck-Institute in Garching, Germany. The lecture will be on plasma crystals and complex plasmas, with reference to the Plasma Crystal Research on the ISS (PK-3+ experiment) that will be performed during the Astrolab mission.

    During the live link-up with the ISS, Thomas Reiter will demonstrate the PK-3+ hardware, and the students will have to possibility to put questions to Thomas Reiter in real time and receive feedback.

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    Space Applications
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    Earth Applications
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    Operational Requirements
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    Operational Protocols
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    Results/More Information

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    Related Websites
    The information provided is courtesy of the ESA Astrolab Mission web page.

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    image During the E-Learning session there will be a live audio/video link-up, using a laptop computer (like the one seen here), with Thomas Reiter on the ISS from a classroom on Earth.
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