what does the ISS do?

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  • SKH
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    1 decade ago
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    Keep up-to date with everything that happens at the ISS, including live video feeds; scientific experiments being performed; who's on board etc at:

    http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/main/ind...

    It's staggering how many experiments are done. Here's a list of those being performed on the current "mission":

    * 3D-Space (Mental Representation of Spatial Cues During Space Flight)

    * AgCam (Agricultural Camera)

    * ALTEA-Dosi (Anomalous Long Term Effects in Astronauts' - Dosimetry)

    * ARISS (Amateur Radio on the International Space Station)

    * Aryl (Influencing Factors of Space Flight on Expression of Strains of Interleukin)

    * Astrovakcina (Cultivation in Weightless of E.coli- Producer of the Caf1 Protein)

    * Avatar_Explore (Avatar Explore: Autonomous Robotic Operations Performed from the ISS)

    * Bacteriophage (Investigation of the Effects of Space Flight Factors on Bacteriophages)

    * Bar (Choice and Development of Methods and Instruments to Detect the Location of a Loss of Pressurization of a Module on ISS)

    * BCAT-5-3D-Melt (Binary Colloidal Alloy Test - 5: Three-Dimensional Melt)

    * BCAT-5-Compete (Binary Colloidal Alloy Test - 5: Compete)

    * BCAT-5-PhaseSep (Binary Colloidal Alloy Test-5: Phase Separation)

    * BCAT-5-SeededGrowth (Binary Colloidal Alloy Test - 5: Seeded Growth)

    * BIMS (Assessment of the Efficiency of the Use of Telemedicine Technologies On-Board ISS)

    * Biodegradation (Initial stage of Biodegradation and Biodeterioration in Space)

    * Bioemulsia (Research and Development of a Self-Contained Reactor of the Shielded Type For Production of Biomass of Microorganisms and Biologically Active Substances)

    * Biological_Rhythms (The Effect of Long-term Microgravity Exposure on Cardiac Autonomic Function by Analyzing 24-hours Electrocardiogram)

    * Biorisk (Inluence of Factors of the Space Environment on the Condition of the System of "Microorganisms-Hosts" Relating to the Problem of Environmental Safety of Flight Techniques (Engineering/Equipment) and Planetary Quarantine)

    * BISE (Bodies In the Space Environment: Relative Contributions of Internal and External Cues to Self - Orientation, During and After Zero Gravity Exposure)

    * Bisphosphonates (Bisphosphonates as a Countermeasure to Space Flight Induced Bone Loss)

    * BTN-M1 (Examination of the Flow of High Speed and Thermal Neutrons)

    * Cambium (Cambium)

    * Card (Long Term Microgravity: A Model for Investigating Mechanisms of Heart Disease with New Portable Equipment)

    * CCISS (Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Control on Return from ISS)

    * CEO (Crew Earth Observations)

    * CERISE (RNA Interference and Protein Phosphorylation in Space Environment Using the Nematode Caenorhabditis elegans)

    * Conjugation (Development of Methods for Designing New Recombinants Producing Strains of Bacteria in Space Flight)

    * CSI-03 (Commercial Generic Bioprocessing Apparatus Science Insert - 03: Spiders and Butterflies)

    * DECLIC-DSI (DEvice for the study of Critical LIquids and Crystallization - Directional Solidification Insert)

    * DECLIC-HTI (DEvice for the study of Critical LIquids and Crystallization - High Temperature Insert)

    * DOSIS-DOBIES (Dose Distribution Inside ISS - Dosimetry for Biological Experiments in Space)

    * DTN (Delay Tolerant Networking)

    * Dykhanie (Regulation and Biomechanics of Respiration in Space Flight)

    * EarthKAM (Earth Knowledge Acquired by Middle School Students)

    * EDOS (Early Detection of Osteoporosis in Space)

    * EKE (Assessment of Endurance Capacity by Gas Exchange and Heart Rate Kinetics During Physical Training)

    * Ekon (Experimental Survey on Evaluating the Possibility of Using th Russian Segment of ISS for Environmental Inspection of Work Areas of Various Facilities (Features))

    * Environmental_Monitoring (Environmental Monitoring of the International Space Station)

    * EPO-Demos (Education Payload Operation - Demonstrations)

    * ERB-2 (Erasmus Recording Binocular - 2)

    * Expert (Investigation of Early Symptoms of Microdestruction of Structures and Instrument Modules in the Russian Segment of ISS)

    * Foam-Stability (Foam Optics And Mechanics - Stability)

    * FOCUS (Foam Casting and Utilization in Space)

    * Hair (Biomedical Analyses of Human Hair Exposed to a Long-term Space Flight)

    * HQPC (High Quality Protein Crystallization)

    * HREP-HICO (HICO and RAIDS Experiment Payload - Hyperspectral Imager for the Coastal Ocean)

    * HREP-RAIDS (HICO and RAIDS Experiment Payload - Remote Atmospheric and Ionospheric Detection System (RAIDS))

    * Impuls (Impulse)

    * Inflight_Education_Downlinks (International Space Station Inflight Education Downlinks)

    * Integrated_Cardiovascular (Cardiac Atrophy and Diastolic Dysfunction During and After Long Duration Spaceflight: Functional Consequences for Orthostatic Intolerance, Exercise Capability and Risk for Cardiac Arrhythmias)

    * Integrated_Immune (Validation of Procedures for Monitoring Crewmember Immune Function )

    * Integrated_Immune-SDBI (Validation of Procedures for Monitoring Crewmember Immune Function - Short Duration Biological Investigation)

    * ISS_Acoustics (International Space Station Acoustic Measurement Program)

    * Izgib (Effect of Performance of Flight and Science Activities on the Function of On-Orbit Systems on ISS (Mathematical Model))

    * JAXA-EPO (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency - Education Payload Observation)

    * Kristallizator (Crystalization of Biological Macromolecules and Generation of Biocrystal Film in the Conditions of Microgravity)

    * Lactolen (Influence of Factors of Space Flight on Lactolen Producer Strains)

    * Lada-VPU-P3R (Validating Vegetable Production Unit (VPU) Plants, Protocols, Procedures and Requirements (P3R) Using Currently Existing Flight Resources)

    * LES (Lessons from Space)

    * MAI-75 (Space Devices and Modern Technology for Personal Communication)

    * MAMS (Microgravity Acceleration Measurement System)

    * Marangoni (Chaos, Turbulence and its Transition Process in Marangoni Convection)

    * MAUI (Maui Analysis of Upper Atmospheric Injections)

    * MAXI (Monitor of All-sky X-ray Image)

    * MDS (Mice Drawer System)

    * MISSE-7 (Materials International Space Station Experiment - 7)

    * MSL-CETSOL_and_MICAST (Materials Science Laboratory - Columnar-to-Equiaxed Transition in Solidification Processing and Microstructure Formation in Casting of Technical Alloys under Diffusive and Magnetically Controlled Convective Conditions)

    * Myco (Mycological Evaluation of Crew Exposure to ISS Ambient Air)

    * Nanoskeleton (Production of High Performance Nanomaterials in Microgravity)

    * NLP-Cells-3 (National Laboratory Pathfinder - Cells - 3: Jatropha Biofuels)

    * Nutrition (Nutritional Status Assessment)

    * OChB (Influence of Factors of Space Flight on Superoxide Strain Producer)

    * Otolith (Otolith Assessment During Postflight Re-adaptation)

    * PADLES (Passive Dosimeter for Lifescience Experiment in Space)

    * Passages (Scaling Body-Related Actions in the Absence of Gravity)

    * Pilot (Individual Characteristics of Psychophysiological Regulatory Status and Reliaility of Professional Activities of Cosmonauts in Long Duration Space Flight)

    * Plasma-Progress (Observation of the Reflective Characteristics of the Spacecraft Plasma Environment from On-Board Thruster Activity Using Ground-Based Instruments)

    * Plasma_Crystal (Dusty and Liquid Plasma Crystals in Conditions of Microgravity )

    * PMT (Photocatalyst Material Test)

    * Pneumocard (Examination of the Influencing Factors of Space Flight on Autonomic Regulation of Blood Circulation, Respiration and Cardiac Contractile Function in Long Duration Space Flight)

    * Poligen (Revealing Genotypical Characteristics, Defining Individual Differences in Resistance of Biological Oranisms to Factors of Long Duration Space Flight)

    * Pro_K (Dietary Intake Can Predict and Protect Against Changes in Bone Metabolism during Spaceflight and Recovery)

    * RaDI-N (RaDI-N)

    * RadSilk (Integrated Assessment of Long-term Cosmic Radiation Through Biological Responses of the Silkworm, Bombyx mori, in Space)

    * Rastenia (Growth and Development of Higher Plants through Multiple Generations)

    * Reaction_Self_Test (Psychomotor Vigilance Self Test on the International Space Station)

    * Relaksatia (Processes of Relaxation in the Ultraviolet Band Spectrum by High Velocity Interaction of Exhaust Products on ISS)

    * Repository (National Aeronautics and Space Administration Biological Specimen Repository)

    * Rusalka (Development of Methods to Determine the Carbon Dioxide and Methane (Greehouse Gases) Content in the Earths Atmosphere from On-Board ISS)

    * SAMS-II (Space Acceleration Measurement System-II)

    * SEDA-AP (Space Environment Data Acquisition Equipment - Attached Payload)

    * SEITE (Shuttle Exhaust Ion Turbulence Experiments)

    * SIMPLEX (Shuttle Ionospheric Modification with Pulsed Localized Exhaust Experiments)

    * Sleep-Long (Sleep-Wake Actigraphy and Light Exposure During Spaceflight-Long)

    * Sleep-Short (Sleep-Wake Actigraphy and Light Exposure During Spaceflight-Short)

    * SMILES (Superconducting Submillimeter-Wave Limb-Emission Sounder)

    * SNFM (Serial Network Flow Monitor)

    * SODI-IVIDIL (Selectable Optical Diagnostics Instrument-Influence of VIbrations on DIffusion of Liquids)

    * SOLACES (SOLar Auto-Calibrating EUV/UV Spectrophotometers)

    * SOLO (SOdium LOading in Microgravity)

    * SOLSPEC (SOLar SPECtral Irradiance Measurements )

    * Sonokard (Physiological Functions (cardio-respiratory) of Humans Using Contactless Methods During Sleep in Long Duration Space Flight)

    * SpaceDRUMS (Space Dynamically

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Cost the American taxpayers millions of dollars everyday and gives the credit for it's 'accomplishements' to the IAU.

  • 1 decade ago

    no idea. google it

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