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Get the ExoLab for everything you need to run experiments on the ISS. (Perfect for in-classroom, distance, citizen science, and homeschool)

ExoLab Growth Lab
(Recommend at least 1 per school. Teacher Advanced Supply Kit is required for this purchase.)

Teacher Advanced Supply Kit
LMS license is included
(need at least 1 per teacher per school)

Ticket to Space – Student Kit
LMS license is included

(ExoLab and supplies will not be shipped until early August)
Enter the number of each item you need for your class, school, or district.

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The ExoLab-9 mission will build on the success of ExoLab-8 and continue to investigate how the stress of spaceflight affects the symbiotic relationship of red clover and nitrogen-fixing Rhizobia bacteria. Fifteen red clover seeds will fly to the ISS for this replication mission aiming to confirm root nodulation during spaceflight. As a mission participant, you will grow red clover plants in the 1G environment of Earth as part of the ground control experiment. Then, you will compare results to the flight experiment in the microgravity environment of the ISS.

ExoLab Growth Lab

The dimensions of the ExoLab device both terrestrially and in-orbit are based on the common CubeSat specification, which standardizes satellite payloads in an approximate 10 cm cuboid format. ExoLab is in a 2U format, which means that its dimensions are 10 x 10 x 22 cm, approximately.

Within this compact frame are a series of sensors to capture, record, and report data, including images, as well as system to keep the test organisms alive. All of these operate autonomously and continuously.

  • Luminosity
  • Temperature
  • CO2
  • Humidity
  • Camera
  • WiFi

This ExoLab Growth Lab can be reused for other experiments.

Ticket to Space – Student Kit

Each Student Ticket includes access to live data and images during the mission, a classroom platform with lessons for primary, middle, or high school, along a kit for student research.

LMS subscription with NGSS lessons
1Trifolium pratense (red clover) seeds
1Rhizobium inoculum
13ml disposable pipettes
13x/6x magnifying glass
1Agar Powder
1Pair of Gloves

Teacher Advanced Supply Kit includes…

238×200 Borosilicate Tubes
2Polypropylene caps
1Tube Rack
1Micropore tape
13ml disposable pipettes
13x/6x Magnifying Glass
1Agar Powder
1Trifolium pratense (red clover) seeds
1Rhizobium inoculum
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