|Steve Swanson harvests plants on orbit to Kennedy Space Center Fixation Tubes - KFTs|
|One of 10 KFTs containing plants harvested on orbit, as returned to us at KSC|
What’s next for us in the spaceflight realm? In two weeks we start in on structured preparation for our next flight experiment: TAGES-ISA. The Science Verification Test (SVT) for TAGES-ISA begins June 11th at KSC. The upcoming SVT will run a short version of our proposed flight experiment within the ISS Environmental Simulator (the ISSES chamber) and flight-comparable hardware (the VEGGIE unit). This test will – you guessed it – verify that the science of our proposed experiment is a good match for the hardware and likely environment it will see on the ISS.
Later in the year we may be sending our biology to the suborbital realm as well – Stay tuned!