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Space Station research: calling scientists
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- Title Space Station research: calling scientists
- Released: 28/02/2014
- Length 00:03:38
- Language English
- Footage Type Documentary
- Copyright ESA
ESA scientist Jason Hatton runs through International Space Station research, showcases success stories and invites scientists to submit proposals for research.
ESA is selecting new experiments to float in microgravity, 400 km above the planet on the International Space. Sounds out of your reach? Submit an exciting science proposal and your experiment could be on the orbital complex as early as 2016.
Testing a theory or understanding phenomena often requires tinkering with variables. Scientists have been heating, stirring, dehydrating and spinning experiments in laboratories for centuries, but only since the advent of spaceflight can we ‘switch off’ gravity as a variable for experiments.