EXPLORATION PARK, FL (Feb. 23, 2017) Space Florida is proud to congratulate SpaceX for the successful docking of the CRS-10 mission with the ISS and to congratulate the 4 different experiments on board the Dragon capsule which were processed in the Space Life Sciences Lab (SLSL) in Exploration Park, Florida.
Those experiments were as follows:
PI: Paul Reichert
Protein crystal growth – pharmaceutical research (chemotherapy)
Customer: Edith Stein High School (agricultural high school in Ravensburg, Germany)
PI: Maria Koch, Raphael Schilling and David Geray, German Students
Vegetative propagation of plants on orbit
Customer: Intrinsyx Tech
PI: John Freeman
Designed to study enhanced plant growth of strong plants for astronauts on long duration Space missions
Customer: Space Tango
PI: Twyman Clements
Another commercial opportunity to begin to utilize microgravity for application on Earth.
The use of the SLSL for the processing of payloads for experiments and commercial operations will only grow as the flight cadence at the Cape Canaveral Spaceport increases in the years ahead.
“We’re excited to see the early investments by the State of Florida in payload processing for science and industry become a reality here at the Cape.” said Space Florida CEO Frank DiBello.
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