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Asian Try Zero-G

Last Updated: December 11, 2018

Asian Try Zero-G 2018 performed by JAXA astronaut Norishige Kanai (Credit: JAXA)

With the goal of promoting manned space experiment activities aboard Kibo, a Japanese astronaut performs selected experiments covering themes proposed by youth from Asian countries. Member countries of Kibo-ABC are invited to submit proposals for experiments. Member agencies will work on the screening of proposals according to selection method, and this could develop the skills needed for feasibility studies of Kibo experiments. After feasibility assessments by JAXA, the final selection of experiment themes will be determined by member agencies.

There are 2 categories for this program since 2015. Category 1 is for students under 18 years old, and Category 2 is for young scientists and engineers, ages up to 27 years old.

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

Past Asian Try Zero-G experiments

No. (Date performed) Overview Links
(February 13, 2018)
JAXA Astronaut Norishige Kanai performed the combined 8 experiments (12 proposals) proposed from 7 countries: Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
(September 14, 2016)
JAXA Astronaut Takuya Onishi performed 5 themes proposed by six countries: Singapore, Vietnam/Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and New Zealand.
(August 21, 2015)
JAXA Astronaut Kimiya Yui performed 6 themes proposed by six countries: Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Bangladesh, Australia, and Vietnam.
(February 27, 2014)
JAXA Astronaut Koichi Wakata performed 3 themes proposed by two countries: Malaysia and Australia, and 1 additional theme that consolidated several similar proposals.
(November 16, 2012)
JAXA Astronaut Akihiko Hoshide performed 7 themes proposed by three countries: Malaysia, Australia, and Pakistan.
(September 22, 2011)
JAXA Astronaut Satoshi Furukawa performed 4 themes.

Reference videos: Onboard performance by ISS crews

JAXA and ISS International Partners provide many space experiment videos for use in classroom. For your reference, videos of space experiments performed by onboard crews are listed in the liked page.

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