Artemis & Lunar Exploration

BioExpt-01 Payload Handover To The Artemis 1 Orion Capsule

By Keith Cowing
Press Release
August 24, 2022
Filed under , , , , , , , , ,
BioExpt-01 Payload Handover To The Artemis 1 Orion Capsule
NASA’s Biology Experiment-1 (BioExpt-1)

Scientists package up part of NASA’s Biology Experiment-1 (BioExpt-1) for official handover to the Orion team for Artemis I inside the Space Station Processing Facility at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Aug. 18, 2022.

BioExpt-1 is a space biology pathfinder, which will carry Arabidopsis, algae, yeast, and fungi science payloads for biology research beyond low-Earth orbit aboard the Orion capsule on the Artemis I mission. The payload container assemblies will be installed onto panels in the Orion capsule and will return to Earth to provide critical and unique data about life beyond low-Earth orbit for the first time in more than 40 years.

Artemis I is the first in a series of increasingly complex missions that will enable human exploration to the Moon and eventually on to Mars.

NASA ID: KSC-20220818-PH-FMX01_0047 larger image


Explorers Club Fellow, ex-NASA Space Station Payload manager/space biologist, Away Teams, Journalist, Lapsed climber, Synaesthete, Na’Vi-Jedi-Freman-Buddhist-mix, ASL, Devon Island and Everest Base Camp veteran, (he/him) 🖖🏻