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Space Aging experiment has started on Kibo (May 22, 2015)

JAXA's life science experiment "Study of the effects of space flight on the aging of C. elegans* (Space Aging)" has started on the Japanese Experiment Module, "Kibo."

Nematode Muscles experiment was performed on Kibo (May 22, 2015)

JAXA's life science experiment "Alterations of C. elegans muscle fibers by microgravity* (Nematode Muscles)" was performed on the Japanese Experiment Module, "Kibo."

Brazilian AESP-14 CubeSat was deployed from Kibo (February 5, 2015)

On February 5, 2015, at 9:50 p.m., a micro satellite called AESP-14 was deployed from the Japanese Experiment Module "Kibo" by the command issued from the JAXA Flight Control Team (JFCT) in the JAXA Tsukuba Space Center (TKSC).

JAXA PCG (Second session of the second series) has started (October 17, 2014)

Protein Crystal Growth experiment (JAXA PCG, second session of the second series) was started on board the ISS Japanese Experiment Module, "Kibo."

Exposed Experiment Handrail Attachment Mechanism (ExHAM) (July 9, 2014)

Exposed Experiment Handrail Attachment Mechanism (ExHAM) will be installed on the Kibo's Exposed Facility. ExHAM is a mechanism for conducting space experiments such as material exposure and degradation experiments and micro-particle capturing.

CALorimetric Electron Telescope (CALET) mission (April 24, 2014)

CALorimetric Electron Telescope (CALET) is a space physics and particle physics mission that aims to understand high energy space phenomena and dark matter. It targets to launch JFY2014.

Observational experiment of medaka's osteoclast2 was conducted on board Kibo (March 7, 2014)

A life science experiment "Effect of microgravity on osteoclasts and the analysis of the gravity sensing system in medaka* (Medaka osteoclast2)," was conducted using a fluorescence microscope on Kibo.

A life science experiment "Aniso Tubule" (first session) was conducted on board Kibo (January 24, 2014)

Aniso Tubule experiment seeks to understand the mechanisms of how plants build their shape while resisting gravity, focusing on the structure of "cortical microtubules" that determines the growth direction of plant cells.

Japanese groups observe the brightest level gamma-ray burst ever observed (January 24, 2014)

In April, 2013, a gigantic gamma-ray burst, the brightest one in the last 23 years, which can be called a "Monster" was observed near Denebola (β Leo).

MAXI detects a "fireball," succeeds in observing a nova explosion. (January 15, 2014)

Monitor of All-sky X-ray Image (MAXI) onboard the International Space Station (ISS) had detected a nova, after named as MAXI J0158-744.

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