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Science in Space: Microgravity Experiments Aboard the ISS

December 10, 2013 | 14:37
Science in Space: Microgravity Experiments Aboard the ISS
Science in Space: Microgravity Experiments Aboard the ISS

Orbiting at an altitude of almost 400 km, the International Space Station provides a unique opportunity to conduct scientific experiments in a microgravity environment. The data gathered on board the ISS is beamed to earth and made available to scientists on the ground to advance the knowledge in such fields as human physiology, astrobiology, fundamental physics and meteorology/technology.

 

Astronaut and physicist Christer Fuglesang completed two missions to the International Space Station in 2006 en 2009. He gave a keynote speech titled Science & Technology in Space at the Defense, Security and Space Forum, part of the European Microwave Week held in Amsterdam last week.

 

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