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Kibo Utilization Office for Asia (KUOA)

Space Seeds for Asian Future 2010-2011

Last Updated: February 12, 2019
Logo designed by The National Space Agency of Malaysia (ANGKASA)

Well over one thousand students from four Asian countries (Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam) participated in the program ("Space Seeds for Asian Future 2010-2011"), which gave them a valuable opportunity to grow "space seeds" retuned from the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) called Kibo on the International Space Station (ISS).

ISS Crew Holding a Space Seed Bag (Credit: NASA)

Seeds from Asian countries launched to the ISS/Kibo and returned to earth were distributed among students who participated in this program, and the students grew the seeds on the ground for observational experiments.

Mission overview

Mission Announcement
Space Seeds Returned to Earth
Students are nursing their space seeds
Winners of Space Seed competition in Malaysia

Mission result

Video message from the participants in the SSAF 2010-2011
Report from Malaysia, October 2012 [PDF: 1.81MB]
Report from Malaysia, March 2012 [PDF: 2.24MB]
Report from Thailand
Report from Indonesia [PDF: 7MB]
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