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Various experiments are conducted aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The Japanese experiments are shown here.


Last Updated:September 11, 2019

A mice habitat system in Kibo received the 2019 ISS Research Award for Innovation in Biology and Medicine! (September 11, 2019)

"ISS Research Award" are granted for creative innovations and remarkable research results achieved on the International Space Station (ISS) and the presentation takes place at the ISS Research R&D Conference (an event to introduce various activities of ISS hosted by the ISS US National Lab, NASA, and the American Astronautical Society).

Successful dietary intervention of mice using an improved MARS(Multiple Artificial-gravity Research System)under artificial 1g (August 29, 2019)

It is shown that gravity and dietary intervention of mice are simultaneously verifiable using an improved Multiple Artificial-gravity Research System (MARS). This result is published in the online journal "npj Microravity", a sister journal of the British scientific journal Nature (Nature) on July 8, 2019.

World's first long-term habitation of mice on the International Space Station in a gravitational environment simulating the Moon! -- A first step toward expanding human activities into deep space. (July 1, 2019)

As a technical demonstration for international space exploration toward the Moon and the Mars, six wild-type mice were reared for 32 days from May 5 to June 5 of 2019 in a low-gravity environment simulating that on the Moon (about one sixth of the Earth's gravity) and were all returned alive to the Earth on the 17th operational vehicle of the Dragon spacecraft (SpX-17).

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