"Growing morning glory to learn how to better grow plants in space - next we will be growing rice" --Astronaut Terry Virts from the International Space Station. http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/experiments/1273.html
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Video showing response of fluid to an impulse in micro-gravity. Astronaut Reid Wiseman posted this #SpaceVine from the International Space Station. To find out how these types of observations can help rocket science, read about it at http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/experiments/980.html.
Veggie will Expand Fresh Food Production on Space Station
"Veggie" Will Expand Fresh Food Production on Space Station. On June 10, 2014, Astronaut Steve Swanson harvested a crop of six red romaine lettuce plants that were grown from seed inside the space station’s Veggie facility, a low-cost plant growth chamber that uses a flat-panel light bank for plant growth and crew observation. For the Veg-01 experiment, researchers are testing and validating the Veggie hardware, and the plants will be returned to Earth to determine food safety.
Harvesting plants in a study of gravity resistance in growth. Find more on the Japanese Resist Tubule experiment here: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/experiments/966.html KN from space
NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg preparing another colloidal fluid experiment aboard the International Space Station. This one examines colloidals classified as smart materials, transitioning to a solid-like state in the presence of a magnetic field. New manufacturing models based on these nanoparticles acting as self-assembling building blocks could improve or help develop brake systems, seat suspensions, stress transducers, robotics, rovers, airplane landing gears and vibration damping…
Karen Nyberg, Expedition 36 flight engineer, works with new test samples for the Advanced Colloids Experiment, or ACE, housed inside the Microgravity Science Glovebox of the International Space Station's Destiny laboratory. Results from ACE will help researchers understand how to optimize stabilizers to extend the shelf life of products like laundry detergent, paint, ketchup and even salad dressing.
Studying the use of magnetic fields to change viscosity of special fluids. Could improve brake systems, seat suspensions, robotics, clutches, engine mounts & more. The experiment is called InSPACE (Investigating the Structure of Paramagnetic Aggregates from Colloidal Emulsions). KN from space
Fluid physics! Working w/ Capillary Flow Experiment to improve future spacecraft fluid systems. More information here: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/experiments/459.html KN from space.