BRIC-20 Space Experiment – The Destiny Lab

The Destiny Module aboard the International Space Station (ISS) is a state-of-the-art microgravity research facility and the primary operating facility for U.S. research payloads. As such, the Destiny Module is where the Wyatt Lab Arabidopsis seeds will spend their time in orbit.

The module (usually referred to as lab) was built by the Boeing Company and launched into space February 7th, 2001 aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis. It measure 8.5 m long and 4.3 m wide. Beyond the research facilities contained in the module, it also features a 510 mm high-quality window for Earth science observations. This window is used to capture high-resolution photos and video of Earth. When not in use, the crew shutters the window to protect it from orbital micro-debris.

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Destiny LabLearn more about the Destiny Module here: http://www.boeing.com

 

 

 

Photos and simplified drawing courtesy of NASA.

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