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Growth and Survival of Colored Fungi in Space (CFS-A)


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Experiment Overview

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Brief Summary

Growth and Survival of Coloured Fungi in Space-A (CFS-A) determines the effect of microgravity and cosmic radiation on the growth and survival of coloured fungi species.

Principal Investigator(s)

  • Dumitru Hasegan, Romania
  • George Mogildea, Romania
  • Marian Mogildea, Romania
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    Sponsoring Space Agency

    European Space Agency (ESA)

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    ISS Expedition Duration:

    September 2010 - September 2011

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    Experiment Description

    Research Overview

    • Objective is to determine the effect of microgravity and cosmic radiation on the growth and survival of coloured fungi species. The proposal "Growth and survival of coloured fungi in space" is based on experiments both on the Earth and in Space inside of microcapsules made by experts from Romanian Institute of Space Science. The fungal species choose for experiments belong to 6 genera selected as organic material decomposers, possible contaminants of materials destinated for interplanetary travel, aggressive biodeteriogens of artworks and wooden buildings . Those, containing melanin are protected against UV rays.


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    Space Applications

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    Earth Applications

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    Operational Requirements

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    Operational Protocols

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    image Colored fungi. Image provided courtesy of ESA.
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    image NASA Image: ISS010E11563 - An example of contamination that has developed on one of the interior panels aboard ISS. Crews have weekly sessions to clean ISS surfaces.
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