Dedicated to the immediate changes occurring in the cardio-vascular system as a result of microgravity, particularly in the fluid redistribution and the modifications of the arterial pressure regulation and its nervous control.
This is a neuroscience experiment focusing on the cognitive processes involved in the perception of direction and navigation in three dimensions. This research carries on from earlier experiments associated with spatial disorientation in microgravity, primarily during the first few days in flight.
Plasmsa Kristall Experiment
This instrument, developed by the Max-Planck Institute at Garching, Germany, is designed for the theoretical and practical study of plasma dust structures under microgravity and has already been activated on board ISS.
The biological experiment explores the earliest changes in the development of amphibians and yeast in the absence of gravity.
Granada Crystallisation Box
Dedicated to the crystal growth of biological macromolecules by means of a counter-diffusion technique in capillaries (see article).
Measurements of space ionising radiation and its effects on electronic components.
Images taken by astronauts of deforestation, biomass fires, atmospherical aerosols and meteorological phenomena.
Observation of lightning and sprite discharges under storms.
Last update: 25 October 2001