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Status of Try Zero G 2

Last Updated: October 4, 2012

Try Zero-G performed by JAXA Astronaut Satoshi Furukawa in 2011

Try Zero G is the JAXA's educational program in the International Space Station (ISS). It allows the public, especially young students, to suggest scientific observations or physical tasks for JAXA Astronauts to demonstrate the difference between 0 G and 1 G for educational purposes.

127 ideas from 4 Asian countries have been applied for JAXA's invitation to the "Try Zero-G 2 campaign" in cooperation with space agencies in the Asia-Pacific region.
Proposals listed below were selected as candidates.

Effect of gravity on capillary action (Pakistan)
Energy Absorption (original title)Balloon and peanut (Malaysia)
Cup, card and coin (Malaysia)
Liquid Stuck in Straw (Pakistan)
Straw and coloured liquid (Malaysia)

Juggling in Space (Malaysia)
Weight Station (Australia) and Hooke's Law in Space (Pakistan)
Verification of Inertia (Pakistan)
Paint brush, string, weight (Malaysia)

JAXA Astronaut Akihiko Hoshide

JAXA Astronaut Akihiko Hoshide

Japanese astronaut Hoshide will perform these experiments in the Japanese experiment module as the part of Crew's weekend voluntary activity.
Based on the most current schedule, the first opportunity to perform some of those candidates may come at this weekend!

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