Experiments in space
The experiments that are being prepared for Frank De Winne's Odissea mission to the International Space Station can be summarized as follows:
Characterization of the effect of weightlessness on the mechanism of action of Vitamin D on osteoblasts.
[ Presentation Vitamin D ]
Signalling through Rho GTPases.
[ Presentation Rho signalling ]
Cosmic radiation and microgravity related oxidative stress.
[ Presentation Ramiros ]
Effects of microgravity on bacterial gene expression with special attention to genes involved in the response to stress, in motility (flagella) and in genetic rearrangements.
[ Presentation Message ]
Cardioscience / Cogniscience
Effects of microgravity on cardiovascular and respiratory systems, and the stress, cognition and physiological response during spaceflight.
[ Presentation Cardiocog ]
Directed Attention Brain Potential in virtual 3-D space in weightlessness.
Sympathoadrenal activity during spaceflight.
Monitoring latent virus reactivation and shedding in astronauts.
Sleep-wake actigraphy and light exposure during spaceflight.
Physical science in the MSG
Diffusion Coefficients in Crude Oils.
[ Presentation DCCO ]
Study of aggregation mechanism and kinetics of ZSM-5 and Silicate-1 nanaslabs into ZSM-5/Silicate-1 hybrid phases under microgravity conditions.
[ Presentation Nanoslab ]
Protein crystal growth monitoring by digital holographic microscope.
[ Presentation Promiss ]
Combustion synthesis under microgravity conditions.
[ Presentation Cosmic ]
Study of optical radiation in the ionosphere of Earth related to thunder activity and seismic processes.
Video shooting of simple physical phenomena demonstration and broadcast to students.
Radio-amateur contact between astronaut and students.
Chromosomal aberrations in blood lymphocytes of astronauts.
[ Presentation Chromosomes ]
Effect of microgravity on the peripheral veno-articular reflex in humans.
[ Presentation Xenon-1 ]
Physiological parameters that predict orthostatic intolerance after spaceflight.
[ Presentation Aorta ]
(*) These experiments will be conducted within ESA's Microgravity Science Glovebox (MSG) facility which was installed on the International Space Station in June 2002.
Last update: 6 May 2004