SpaceX Commercial Resupply Service Mission-23 (SpX-23)

The highlighted research below is scheduled for delivery to the International Space Station aboard the SpX-23 mission.


Space Biology

  • Advanced Plant Experiment-07 (APEX-07) — Examining how changes in gravity and other environmental factors associated with spaceflight affect plants at the level of gene expression

  • Advanced Plant EXperiment-08 (APEX-08) — Examining the role of polyamines in stress response mitigation to microgravity in Arabidopsis thaliana.

  • Biological Research In Canisters-24 (BRIC-24) — Testing the role of membrane contacts in plant gravity perception

  • BioScience-4 – Studying the multiplication of nervous system stem cells in microgravity. (Returned on SpaceX-21)

  • Cell Science-04 (CS-04) — Using Water Bears to Identify Biological Countermeasures to Stress during Multigenerational Spaceflight 

  • Micro-14A – Studying the effects of spaceflight on Candida albicans (C. albicans), a pathogenic yeast that can infect the human body. (Returned on SpaceX-21)

  • Micro-16 – Determining loss of muscle mass and strength in space on humans by investigating the effects of space on tiny worms (Launched on NG-15)

  • Microbial Tracking-3 (MT-3) — Cataloging and characterizing potential disease-causing microorganisms aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

  • MISSE-SEED – Investigating the effects of long-duration space radiation exposure on seed quality and storage (Launched on NG-15)

  • Rodent Research-10 (RR-10) Mission – Investigating how microgravity affects the cellular and molecular mechanisms of normal bone tissue regeneration in space. (Returned on SpaceX-21)

  • Understanding of Microgravity on Animal-Microbe Interactions (UMAMI) — Examining the effects of spaceflight on the molecular and chemical interactions between beneficial microbes and their animal hosts.


Physical Sciences


Joint Space Biology & Physical Sciences


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