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Mission-1 growth experiment results and Messages from Astronaut

Last Updated: March 25, 2021

Growth results in the Kibo

February 16, 2021 (Day 0: Start of experiment)

You can find the reports from JAXA astronaut Soichi NOGUCHI on social media.

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Set up operation by Astronaut Soichi NOGUCHI (Credit: JAXA/NASA)

Research team supporting his activity (Credit: JAXA)

Video: Set up operation by Astronaut Soichi NOGUCHI

Video: Message from Astronaut Soichi NOGUCHI

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February 26, 2021 (Day 10: Water supply and Observation)

(1) Plant Chamber 001 (16 sweet basil seeds) (Photo a:front, b:left, c:back, d:right, e:top) (Credit: JAXA/NASA)
All photos [ZIP: 12.2 MB]

(2) Plant Chamber 002 (16 sweet basil seeds) (Credit: JAXA/NASA)
All photos [ZIP: 9.8 MB]

(3) Plant Chamber 003 (48 holy basil seeds) (Credit: JAXA/NASA)
All photos [ZIP: 9.5 MB]

(4) Plant Chamber 004 (48 holy basil seeds) (Credit: JAXA/NASA)
All photos [ZIP: 9.9 MB]


Astronaut Soichi NOGUCHI injected fertilizer water into the Plant Chamber. (Credit: JAXA/NASA)


March 9, 2021 (Day 21: Water supply and Observation)

(1) Plant Chamber 001 (16 sweet basil seeds) (Photo a:front, b:left, c:back, d:right, e:top) (Credit: JAXA/NASA)
All photos [ZIP: 11.3 MB]

(2) Plant Chamber 002 (16 sweet basil seeds) (Credit: JAXA/NASA)
All photos [ZIP: 10.8 MB]

(3) Plant Chamber 003 (48 holy basil seeds) (Credit: JAXA/NASA)
All photos [ZIP: 11.2 MB]

(4) Plant Chamber 004 (48 holy basil seeds) (Credit: JAXA/NASA)
All photos [ZIP: 11.0 MB]


Astronaut Soichi NOGUCHI injected fertilizer water into the Plant Chambers again. (Credit: JAXA/NASA)


March 18, 2021 (Day 30: End of experiment)

You can find the reports from JAXA astronaut Soichi NOGUCHI on social media.

Photo

(1) Plant Chamber 001 (16 sweet basil seeds) (Photo a:front, b:left, c:back, d:right, e:top) (Credit: JAXA/NASA)
All photos [ZIP: 7.8 MB]

(2) Plant Chamber 002 (16 sweet basil seeds) (Credit: JAXA/NASA)
All photos [ZIP: 8.0 MB]

(3) Plant Chamber 003 (48 holy basil seeds) (Credit: JAXA/NASA)
All photos [ZIP: 8.6 MB]

(4) Plant Chamber 004 (48 holy basil seeds) (Credit: JAXA/NASA)
All photos [ZIP: 8.2 MB]



Astronaut Soichi NOGUCHI put the Photosensitive Films in the box and Plant Chambers in the freezer. (Credit: JAXA/NASA)

Asian Herb Seeds collected in the Asia-Pacific region (Credit: JAXA/NASA)


Video: Closeout activity and Message from Astronaut Soichi NOGUCHI

Analysis reports from researchers

The researchers will analyze the basil samples returned from the ISS/Kibo in 2021-2022.

 
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