Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Education Payload Observation 4 (JAXA EPO 4) activities demonstrate artistic activities on board the ISS/JEM to enlighten the general public about microgravity research and human space flight.Principal Investigator(s)
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Tsukuba, , Japan
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)Sponsoring Organization
Information PendingISS Expedition Duration
October 2009 - March 2010
21/22Previous ISS Missions
JAXA EPO 1, the predecessor to this investigation began operations on ISS Expedition 18.
The objective of Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Education Payload Observation 4 (JAXA EPO 4) 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 EPO4 activities are as follows:
JAXA EPO 4 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.
JAXA EPO4 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, at least one crewmember will perform the activity while another 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 create artistic products for distribution to the general public.