NanoRacks-JAMSS-2, Lagrange-1 (NanoRacks-JAMSS-2, Lagrange-1) - 03.23.17

Overview | Description | Applications | Operations | Results | Publications | Imagery

ISS Science for Everyone

Science Objectives for Everyone
Humans can view photos and videos from space, but very few people will ever travel beyond Earth. Despite that limitation, NanoRacks-JAMSS-2, Lagrange-1 connects students on Earth to the space program by sending their photographs and messages to the International Space Station, along with plant seeds that are germinated after being returned home. The investigation increases awareness of humans’ ability to access space, spurring interest in the space program and encouraging students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.
Science Results for Everyone
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Experiment Details

OpNom: NanoRacks Module– 48 S/N 1001, 1002

Principal Investigator(s)
Tomohiro Ichikawa, Lagrange Corp., Tokyo, Japan

Co-Investigator(s)/Collaborator(s)
Information Pending

Developer(s)
NanoRacks LLC, Webster, TX, United States

Sponsoring Space Agency
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Sponsoring Organization
National Laboratory (NL)

Research Benefits
Earth Benefits

ISS Expedition Duration
September 2014 - September 2015; March 2016 - April 2017

Expeditions Assigned
41/42,43/44,47/48,49/50

Previous Missions
None.

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Experiment Description

Research Overview

  • NanoRacks-JAMSS-2, Lagrange-1 uses a standard 1.5 U (10 cm by 10 cm by 15 cm) NanoRacks Module.
  • NanoRacks-JAMSS-2, Lagrange-1 includes seeds as well as promotional materials put together by students.
  • The crew documents this material being in space as well as photos of the students.
  • NanoRacks-JAMSS-2, Lagrange-1 aims to increase interest in the space environment.

Description
NanoRacks-JAMSS-2, Lagrange-1 seeks to increase interest in space. It is difficult to provide students with access to space. For this investigation, student photos are launched to the International Space Station (ISS) with a message card. Additionally, plant seeds are flown to the ISS. The students plant the seeds once they return to Earth and compare them to plants grown from regular seeds. Students are able to touch and feel close to space through this experiment.

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Applications

Space Applications
Spaceflight affects organisms in a wide range of ways, from a reduction in human bone density to changes in plant root growth. NanoRacks-JAMSS-2 Lagrange-1 helps students understand potential spaceflight-related changes by exposing plant seeds to microgravity, and then germinating and growing them on Earth. The plants are compared with specimens grown from seeds that remained on the ground. The investigation also connects students to the space program by sending their photographic likenesses and personal messages into orbit. This connection inspires the next generation of scientists and engineers who will work on international space programs.

Earth Applications
Message cards, student photos and plant seeds flown on the International Space Station foster a connection between students and the space program, increasing interest in space and spurring interest in the sciences.

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Operations

Operational Requirements and Protocols
NanoRacks Module-48 is destowed. The module contains the photos, seeds, message cards, printed logos and USB memory sticks. A crew member documents the presence of all payloads on orbit. Pictures of logos attached on NanoRacks Module-48 are taken in Kibo or Cupola from all directions. Pictures of all payloads in Ziplock are taken in Kibo or Cupola from all directions. One of the USB memory sticks is disposed. NanoRacks Module-48 is packed for return.

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Decadal Survey Recommendations

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Results/More Information

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Related Websites
NanoRacks

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