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SSAF2013 Space Experiment Report No. 3: Watering to start cultivation (September 3, 2013)

Astronaut Karen Nyberg initiated SSAF2013 experiment by giving water to the seeds on board Kibo. At 22:15 on August 30, 2013 (Japan time), she completed all procedures and put the seeds into storage.

SSAF2013 Space Experiment Report: No.2 Launch and on-board operation procedure (August 14, 2013)

The fourth H-II Transfer Vehicle, or HTV4, also known as KOUNOTORI4, was successfully launched aboard an H-IIB launch vehicle from JAXA's Tanegashima Space Center at 4:48 am on August 4, 2013.

Introduction to the SSAF2013 Space Experiment (August 5, 2013)

A space plant cultivation project for young people will take place in Kibo, the Japanese Experiment Module of the International Space Station (ISS). The aim of this project is to contribute to the training of junior scientists from the Asia-Pacific region.

SSAF2013 Space Experiment Report: No.1 Ground Preparation (July 31, 2013)

To conduct an experiment in the ISS, necessary experimental equipment should be prepared carefully before launching. For SSAF2013, we have prepared containers in which Azuki can grow as described below:

Video message from JAXA astronaut Koichi Wakata (July 25, 2013)

Video message from JAXA astronaut Koichi Wakata

Engineers verify SSAF2013 onboard operation procedures (May 14, 2013)

Engineers at JAXA Tsukuba Space Center have developed and verified detailed procedures for the Space Seeds for Asian Future 2013 (SSAF2013) mission.

SSAF 2013 promotion in the NSTDA Annual Conference 2013 (April 10, 2013)

National Science and Technology Development Agency of Thailand (NSTDA) held the NSTDA Annual Conference 2013 (NAC2013) on 30 March - 3 April 2013 at Thailand Science Park.

ISS Crew Briefing on SSAF2013 (March 8, 2013)

ISS astronauts Dr. Karen Nyberg and Dr. Koichi Wakata were briefed on scientific and educational significances and operational details of the "Space Seeds for Asian Future 2013 (SSAF2013)" program.


National Space Agency of Malaysia (ANGKASA) as the coordinator for space science programme in Malaysia, organized 2 education and awareness programme in the final quarter of 2012.

Kibo-ABC promotion to Children in Thailand (January 21, 2013)

NSTDA held an activity for National Children's Day on 10-11 January 2013 at Siridhorn Science Home, NSTDA.

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