European Space Agency-Education Payload Operation-Peake (ESA-EPO-Peake) - 12.07.16

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The European Space Agency-Education Payload Operation-Peake (ESA-EPO-Peake) activities are comprised of different sets of activities and demonstrations that aim to stimulate the curiosity of students emphasizing microgravity effects on physical, biological, and technological entities, respectively. These activities provide educational materials which can be used in the classroom to support the teaching of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
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Experiment Details

OpNom: EPO Peake

Principal Investigator(s)

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Co-Investigator(s)/Collaborator(s)
Libby Jackson, UK Space Agency, United Kingdom
J. Curtis, UK Space Agency, United Kingdom

Developer(s)
UK Space Agency, United Kingdom

Sponsoring Space Agency
European Space Agency (ESA)

Sponsoring Organization
European Space Agency

Research Benefits
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ISS Expedition Duration
March 2015 - March 2016; March 2016 - February 2017

Expeditions Assigned
43/44,45/46,47/48,49/50

Previous Missions
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Experiment Description

Research Overview

The activities are intended to encourage and strengthen the teaching of science curriculum, and through this stimulate the curiosity of students and motivate them towards further study of STEM subjects.
  • ESA-EPO-Peake Seeds in Space: Crew takes pictures with rocket seeds packed in 500g bags. Rocket seeds are returned to Earth and distributed to schools across the UK. Students grow flown seeds along with non-flown seeds and investigate growth differences, if any.
  • ESA-EPO-Peake Classroom Video Demonstration: Crew records 5 demonstrations explaining the 3D kinetic theory of gases, centripetal forces, harmonic oscillations, and collisions. Recordings are used in the classroom to support teaching of STEM subjects.
  • ESA-EPO-Peake Astro Pi: Crew runs programming codes on Raspberry Pi computers deployed in various places on the ISS. Students write the codes prior to the mission.

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Applications

Space Applications
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Earth Applications
The need for education in an ever-increasing knowledge-based society is without question, and education forms a fundamental part of the mandate of the European Space Agency (ESA). The Agency is conscious that it can play a significant role in contributing to a scientifically literate and aware society, and that it has both a responsibility and a vested interest in doing so. The International Space Station (ISS) Education Programme makes use of human spaceflight, and the ISS, as a means to capture the attention and the interest of students, to attract them to study, in particular, scientific and technical disciplines, and to appreciate and understand the benefits, challenges, and importance of space for Europe and as a member of a global economy.

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Operations

Operational Requirements and Protocols
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Decadal Survey Recommendations

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Results/More Information

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Imagery

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Classroom Video Demonstration items in Cargo Transfer Bag. Image courtesy of UK Space Agency.

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Raspberry Pi computer. Image courtesy of UK Space Agency.

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Seeds in Space flight hardware - one of the four 500g bags of rocket seeds, in the original seed producer packaging. Image courtesy of UK Space Agency.

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