The mission: Write a proposal for an experiment to be tested in space at the International Space Station. The materials must use freeze-dried (or dried) bacteria, protist, or fungus (single-celled organism) and must fit into a small tube. The experiment needs to have a direct application in space, on earth, or both.
Here are some examples of submissions done in the past.
Deadline: November 7th
The Proposal Guide from Mrs. deDiego is here in different parts.
One person will make a copy and share with your partner and Ms. deDiego. All words in BLUE must be erased before submitting the final draft.
Go to the NASA page to view examples of current and past experiements.
Think of some applications that can be addressed in microgravity including:
The description of the proposed experiment (Section IV) should include, but is not limited to:
You will need 5 references:
Try MicrobeWiki at https://microbewiki.kenyon.edu/index.php/MicrobeWiki. MicrobeWiki is a free, university-monitored wiki on microbes and microbiology. Curated pages are reviewed and updated by microbiologists at Kenyon College. Search for your microbe in the box on the left or browse the Taxomony Index. And/or look in a supply house below.
Biological Supply Houses:
There are limited dates that the astronauts can interact with the experiment.
Allowed Crew Interaction Days for Mission 7 to ISS
Student teams can only choose Crew Interaction Days from the Table below for the assigned astronaut to manipulate their FME – days which best fit their experiment design. For the days listed below, A=0 is the Time of Arrival, when the SSEP experiments payload is brought from the ferry vehicle through the hatch on ISS, and U=0 is the Time of Undock.
|Crew Interaction Day||Description||Day|
|1||on arrival at ISS||A=0|
|2||during first week||A+2|
|3||2 weeks prior to undock||U-14|
|4||in week prior to undock||U-5|
|5||in week prior to undock||U-2
Your proposal guide must follow a standard style and conform to the following requirements:
For more information, please consult the Proposal Guide (left)