Hovering with SPACEX 16

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched the Dragon CRS-16 cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station on Dec. 5, 2018.

The SpaceX Falcon 9 was ferrying material for the inauguration of several projects and we are honored to play a role in this mission.

The two-stage Falcon 9 launch vehicle lifts off Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station carrying the SpaceX’s Dragon resupply spacecraft to the International Space Station. Liftoff was at 1:16 p.m. EST, Dec. 5, 2018. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
Supported by the NASA program, we made the project from the scratch to a plan with four years of efforts. Dr. Safari, Mr. Xu and Dr. Vekilov initialized this project with inspirations, framed it with determinations and decorated it with evidence. We chase dreams and pursue truth. 

Dr. Vekilov (left) and Mr. Xu (right)

The aim of our goal is to xxxxx , that has great potential to decipher the conundrum between classical and nonclassical nucleation theory and provide insights in crystallization modification by adjusting the intermedium phases or metastable pre-clusters. 

The special liquid cell used for the space station contains protein samples with different concentrations.

Mission Operations Started on LMMBIO-2/5 on January 21,2015

ISS Mission Operations began on January 21, 2019, for the Light Microscopy Module Biology experiment two and five (LMMBIO-2/5).  The PI is from the University of Houston (Peter Vekilov).  This first phase of the experiment will run two of the five modules. The remaining spares may operate just before SpaceX-18 (June/July 2019).  These samples are of medically relevant cancer protein crystals that evolve much larger on ISS. (Ronald Sicker, GRC/MSI 3-6498 and William Meyer, USRA, 3-5011)

Anne McClain installing LMMBIO-2/5 into the LMM

May science beatify the life