JAXA Education Payload Observation 12 (JAXA EPO 12) - 11.22.16

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ISS Science for Everyone

Science Objectives for Everyone
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Education Payload Observation 12 (JAXA EPO 12) 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
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The following content was provided by Toshitami Ikeda, 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


Principal Investigator(s)
Toshitami Ikeda, Tsukuba Space Center, Ibaraki, Japan

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

JAXA TKSC Space Environment Utilization Center, Tsukuba, Japan

Sponsoring Space Agency
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Sponsoring Organization
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

Research Benefits
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ISS Expedition Duration
March 2013 - September 2014

Expeditions Assigned

Previous Missions
Try Zero-G-Koichi Wakata, Expedition 18/20
Try-Zero-G-Soichi Noguchi, Expedition 22/23
Try-Zero-G-Satoshi Furukawa, Expedition 28/29
Try-Zero-G-Akihiko Hoshide, Expedition 32/33
Try-Zero-G-Tom Marshburn, Expedition 34 JAXA Report-Koichi Wakata (Increment 18/19)
JAXA Report-Soichi Noguchi (Increment 22/23)
JAXA Report-Satoshi Furukawa (Increment 28/29)
JAXA Report- Akihiko Hoshide (Increment 32/33)  

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Experiment Description

Research Overview

  • The JAXA EPO allows the Japanese community the opportunity to interact with ISS crewmembers through various activities for educational purposes. These activities help to enlighten the general public about microgravity utilization and human space flight, via crewmember performances of on-orbit demonstrations exhibiting that microgravity is useful not only for scientists and engineers, but also for writers, poets, teachers, artists, etc. JAXA report and JAXA Video provide a record of the significance of ISS, including current investigation themes and results from experiments that are performed on ISS.

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Space Applications
Try Zero-G, Report, and Video introduce the space environment to the next generation of explorers.

Earth Applications
The goal of Try Zero-G, Report, and Video is to inspire young people to become interested in space exploration and KIBO, in order to nurture human resources to support science technology in the future. Video and Report will be used in many lectures and media that introduce not only JAXA, ISS, KIBO, astronauts and space exploration of Japan, but also international cooperation for the ISS that promotes world peace.

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Operational Requirements and Protocols
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Decadal Survey Recommendations

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Results/More Information

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