Автор: Gary W. Stutte, Ph.D.Oscar Monje, Ph.D.
Год издания: 2016
Издательство: NASA
Город. страна: USA
Формат: mobi epub pdf

Soaring 250 miles above Earth, the International Space Station (ISS) is a modern wonder of the world, combining the efforts of 15 countries and thousands of scientists, engineers and technicians. The ISS is a magnificent platform and laboratory for all kinds of research to improve life on Earth, enable future space exploration and understand the universe. This guide is intended to help potential researchers plan and carry out plant experiments aboard the ISS, provide an overview of plant growth chambers available for use, and discuss the integrated spaceflight environment. This includes utilizing the continuous freefall or microgravity environment to study the role of gravity and other spaceflight environment effects on plant growth and metabolism.