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Kibo-ABC Member Countries' News: Asian Try Zero-G 2016 was performed by JAXA astronaut Takuya Onishi

Last Updated: October 10, 2017

On September 14th, experiments for Asian Try Zero-G 2016 were successfully conducted by JAXA astronaut Takuya Onishi at ISS/ Kibo. Five experiments which were selected from over 120 ideas submitted from students and young scientist/engineers around Asia were conducted.

People who submitted ideas from Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand visited the Mission Control Room (MCR) in JAXA Tsukuba Space Center on September 14th to observe their onboard experiments with their Kibo-ABC member agencies, Indonesia:National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN); Singapore:Singapore Space and Technology Association (SSTA); and Thailand:National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA). They watched their experiments conducted onboard Kibo and had a great experience observing the real time operation.

Asian Try Zero-G 2016 performed by JAXA astronaut Takuya Onishi (C)JAXA

Kibo-ABC members and proposers observing onboard experiment operations (C)JAXA

Press conference (C)JAXA

After concluding the experiments, astronaut Onishi spoke about space experiments on ISS, Kibo utilization in the Asia region, international cooperation, and he expressed appreciation for his enjoyable experience conducting Asian Try Zero-G experiments.

"Right now, Japan is the only country in Asia participating in this space station program, but our door of Kibo is always open to all countries in Asia and we are always very happy to work together with other Asian countries. I promise we will bring back some good scientific results to the ground.

Also I hope that our work on the International Space Station will encourage young people like you around the world, around Asia to become more interested in science, and then you young people will raise the level of our knowledge in the future."

Visitors with certificates at JAXA Tsukuba Space Center

Messages from Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand

Indonesia: Indonesian National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN)
Singapore: Singapore Space and Technology Association (SSTA)
Thailand: National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA)

Asian Try Zero-G 2016 theme

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Orientation Movie [ZIP: 355MB] (2min 42sec)
Opening Remarks Movie (00:01:14)

Experiment 1: The Flying Paper Plane
(proposed by Singapore )

Movie (00:19:50)

Experiment 2:Magnus Effect
(proposed by Vietnam and Malaysia )

Movie (00:12:38)

Experiment 3:Blocks in Jar
(proposed by Indonesia )

Movie (00:18:17)

Experiment 4:Capillary in Zero Gravity
(proposed by Thailand )

Movie (00:11:55)

Experiment 5:Liquid Density Action
(proposed by New Zealand )

Movie (00:05:58)
Concluding Remarks Movie (00:03:59)

Asian Try Zero-G 2016 movie (C)JAXA/NSTDA
Note: This short video was edited by Dr. Kritsachai Somsaman (NSTDA, Thailand) and shown at the plenary session of the 23rd APRSAF.

Photo [ZIP: 13.1MB]
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