Antibiotic Properties and Sensitivity of E.Coli in Microgravity (Space Tango Payload Card E. Coli Antibiotic Sensitivity Experiment) - 11.21.17

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Science Objectives for Everyone
The Antibiotic Properties and Sensitivity of E.Coli in Microgravity (Space Tango Payload Card E. Coli Antibiotic Sensitivity Experiment) evaluates the bacteria growth of E.coli in microgravity in the presence of various antibiotics. Microscopic images are captured throughout the mission.
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Experiment Details

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Principal Investigator(s)
Gentry Barnett, Space Tango, Lexington, KY, United States

Co-Investigator(s)/Collaborator(s)
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Developer(s)
Space Tango Inc, Lexington, KY, United States

Sponsoring Space Agency
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Sponsoring Organization
National Laboratory (NL)

Research Benefits
Earth Benefits, Scientific Discovery

ISS Expedition Duration
April 2017 - February 2018

Expeditions Assigned
51/52,53/54

Previous Missions
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Experiment Description

Research Overview

  • The goal of the Bacteria Growth Module Evaluation investigation is to test the functionality of individual and systemic payload components during the course of the mission.
  • The Bacteria Growth Module includes three internal modules:  culture chamber, thermal system, and the microscopic imaging system.

Description

The Antibiotic Properties and Sensitivity of E.Coli in Microgravity (Space Tango Payload Card E. Coli Antibiotic Sensitivity Experiment) is designed to test the functionality of individual, and systemic, payload components of the Bacteria Growth Module during the course of the mission aboard the International Space Station. The Bacteria Growth Modules include three internal modules:  culture chamber, thermal system, and the microscopic imaging system.
 
The parameters evaluated in this experiment include:  control and maintenance of appropriate culture temperature; containment of culture; and microscopic image capturing.

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Applications

Space Applications
TangoLab is a reconfigurable experiment ecosystem designed for microgravity research aboard the International Space Station. Successful evaluation of the function of this Module creates many possibilities for microgravity research projects that are not currently possible.

Earth Applications
The Earth Application for this investigation has yet to be identified.

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Operations

Operational Requirements and Protocols
The science is contained inside of a 2U CubeLab attached to Payload Card-2 for cold-stow or incubator ascent. The Cell Culture Module operates in the TangoLab and is returned at ambient, or incubator conditions. The crew installs the payload card into the TangoLab, where autonomous operations occur. At the end of operations, the crew removes, conditions, and stows the hardware for return to Earth. The Payload Card is returned on the same vehicle, and turned over to the Space Tango/PI team during early return either in Houston, Texas or at the California airport.

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Decadal Survey Recommendations

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Results/More Information

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Related Websites
Space Tango Website

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