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Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Education Payload Observation 2 (JAXA_EPO_2)
12.05.12

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Experiment Overview

This content was provided by Michiyo Miyanaga, Naoko Matsuo, Setsuko Ishiguro, Takuro Osaka, and is maintained in a database by the ISS Program Science Office.

Information provided courtesy of the Japan Aerospace and Exploration Agency (JAXA).
Brief Summary

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Education Payload Observation 2 (JAXA EPO 2) activities demonstrate artistic activities on board the ISS/JEM to enlighten the general public about microgravity research and human space flight.

Principal Investigator(s)

  • Michiyo Miyanaga, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Tokyo, Japan
  • Naoko Matsuo, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Tsukuba, Japan
  • Setsuko Ishiguro, Ochanomizu University, Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan
  • Takuro Osaka, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan
  • Co-Investigator(s)/Collaborator(s)

    Information Pending

    Developer(s)

    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Tsukuba, , Japan

    Sponsoring Space Agency

    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

    Sponsoring Organization

    Information Pending

    ISS Expedition Duration:

    March 2009 - September 2010



    Expeditions Assigned

    19/20,21/22,23/24

    Previous ISS Missions

    JAXA EPO 1, the predecessor to this investigation began operations on ISS Expedition 17.

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    Experiment Description

    Research Overview

    • Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Education Payload Observation 2 (JAXA EPO 2) 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 EPO2 demonstrations are downlinked, edited, and used to support cultural resources for the general public.

    Description

    The objective of Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Education Payload Observation 2 (JAXA EPO 2) investigation uses materials in the microgravity environment of the ISS/JEM to create multimedia products and artistic works that inspire the general public. The products will be exhibited at the museums. Each ISS Expedition involves different on-orbit activities and themes. The JAXA EPO2 activities are as follows:

    • Spiral Top aims to record the motion of a luminous spinning top onboard the ISS. (Increment 19)


    • Space Clothes investigates the body movement under microgravity and obtain basic data for future clothes. (Increment 19)


    • Hiten (Dance) records crewmember performing some postures of ancient East Asian Flying Deities in microgravity. (Increment 19)


    • Space Poems Chain consists of a collection of poems composed by famous poets and the general public, recorded on a DVD, and stored on board ISS in the JEM. (Increment 18, 22)

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    Applications

    Space Applications

    JAXA EPO 2 introduces the next generation of explorers to the environment of space.

    Earth Applications

    Research performed in Kibo onboard the ISS will contribute to developing a global citizenry, expanding the future of mankind through space exploration.

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    Operations

    Operational Requirements

    JAXA EPO 2 does not require power, telemetry, or specialized hardware. However, each demonstration requires a few hours from crewmembers, who will operate the video/camera equipment and perform demonstrations.

    Operational Protocols

    After setting up the activity, one crewmember will perform the activity and films it. Each activity will have its own props (e.g., water, clay). The activity is then dismantled and some are returned to stowage and others are discarded. After the video/imagery is returned to Earth, they will be used to develop project plans, artistic products and for distribution to the general public.

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    Results/More Information

    Information Pending

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    Related Websites
  • Creating Impressions in Space Activities on Kibo to produce new values
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    Imagery

    image Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Education Payload Observation 2 (JAXA EPO 2) activities demonstrate artistic activities on board the ISS/JEM to enlighten the general public about microgravity research and human space flight.
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    Information provided by the investigation team to the ISS Program Scientist's Office.
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