IRIS ISS Educational Experiment presented at Canadian Space Summit 2009

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Presenting the IRIS International Space Station Experiment at the Canadian Space Summit 2009 on behalf of a 50 member team from 14 nations. See http://iris.isunet.edu for more information

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IRIS ISS Educational Experiment presented at Canadian Space Summit 2009

  1. 1. IRIS – IMAGE REVERSAL IN SPACE SPACE STATION EDUCATION MERALI T., DEMEL M., STEINBERG M., THIRSK R., CLEMENT G. IRIS Team CSS’09
  2. 2. Agenda g 1 ISU Brief Origins of Iris Experiment Set Up Set-Up Testing, Verification and Certification Process Ground Based St di G d B d Studies ISS Trials and Support Operations Preliminary Findings Future Steps & Outreach Spinoffs Space Station Education – CSS’09 22/11/09
  3. 3. ISU Brief 2 Established in 1987 with 1st session at MIT International, Interdisciplinary, Intercultural Offers 2 distinct programs Space Studies Program (SSP) 9 week 9-week comprehensive space course in a different location every summer NASA Ames (09), Barcelona (08), Beijing (07) Masters of Science in Space Studies/Space Management (M.Sc) 12-month M.Sc program based in Strasbourg, France with 3-month internship in space industry Space Station Education – CSS’09 22/11/09
  4. 4. Origins of Iris g 3 Spring 2008 – Canadian Astronaut Dr. Robert Thirsk p g expressed interest in a student experiment on his long duration ISS mission (Expedition 20 & 21) Approached International Space University for its I A h dI i lS U i i f i International, i l Interdisciplinary, Intercultural approach to space activities Goals: Aid student understanding of processes & procedures required to place human-rated payload into orbit Develop l tf D l platform f f t for future ISS l t d academic projects ISS-related d i j t Gather useable data to aid long duration spaceflight research Space Station Education – CSS’09 22/11/09
  5. 5. Experiment Set-up p p 4 Iris – Image Reversal In Space – is a neurovestibular experiment designed to test effect of microgravity on human perception of optical illusions Ambiguous figures – a figure in which the brain sees 2 distinct images – are used to determine the time required for brain to realize each image. 10 figures – 1 minute each Powerpoint DVD Hypothesis – time lag between each image will increase in microgravity Space Station Education – CSS’09 22/11/09
  6. 6. Experiment Set-up p p 5 Neurovestibular physiology includes otholith organs of the inner-ear responsible for body’s tilt In i I microgravity, otholiths i h li h become confused with other sensory preceptors to determine body’s orientation Space Station Education – CSS’09 22/11/09
  7. 7. Testing, Verification & Certification 6 Iris Mission Timelines Timelines, Payload Safety Expedition 20 Mission Crew Training Plans, documentation, Briefings Crew Operations Ex & Ops finalized, Procedures, ISS Payload Directorate Software Developed Approval Winter 2008/2009 – Fall 2008 – CSA July 2008 – ISU CSA/NASA Iris Flight Iris Payload Crew Training Readiness loaded on Reviews Shuttle Ops Reviewed (FRR) Endeavour Pre-flight data & STS-127 March 2009 – NASA May 2009 – June 2009 – NASA NASA Space Station Education – CSS’09 22/11/09
  8. 8. Ground Based Studies 7 ISU Study Following Iris crew procedures with ISU Masters 2009 class ESA 50th Parabolic Flight SA 0 h b l l h Campaign Simulated weightlessness trials i l Most realistic comparison to in-orbit trials AsMA Study A MA S d Unique test of supine (inverted) position Space Station Education – CSS’09 22/11/09
  9. 9. ISS Trials & Support Operations pp p 8 Soyuz TMA-15 May 27 y y 2009 STS-127 Launch July 15th 2009 Two in-flight sessions FD+40 (July 10 2009) FD R-40 (September 17 2009) ISU Ex-Ops support via NASA ARC Space Station Education – CSS’09 22/11/09
  10. 10. ISS Downlink – NASA Ames 9 Space Station Education – CSS’09 22/11/09
  11. 11. Preliminary Findings 10 Space Station Education – CSS’09 22/11/09
  12. 12. Preliminary Findings 11 Space Station Education – CSS’09 22/11/09
  13. 13. Future Steps 12 Iris In-flight Sessions #1 Data Analysis Ground Based Iris In-flight Session #2 Publications Studies Crew Debrief Closeout On-going Summer / Fall 2009 – Winter 2009 / Spring 2009 – ISU ISU/CSA/NASA 2010 – ISU Next ISS Academic Experiment Kick-off Summer 2010+ - ?? Space Station Education – CSS’09 22/11/09
  14. 14. Outreach Spin-Offs 13 Launching today: g y http://iris.isunet.edu // Comprehensive archive Space Station Education – CSS’09 22/11/09
  15. 15. Outreach Spin-Offs 14 Launching today: g y Iris iPod application Developed by Jack Cackler (SSP09) M.Sc Statistics, Stanford University Informs, engages, delivers , g g , Data delivered via PhP to server Under review by Apple App store Image credit: Jack Crackler/ISU Space Station Education – CSS’09 22/11/09
  16. 16. Media Impressions 15 Canadian Newspapers p p CSA, NASA, ESA mission docs and website BBC Radio 4 Discovery Now podcast Blogs and space-related news listings Newsletters and magazines Space Station Education – CSS’09 22/11/09
  17. 17. ESA Erasmus Experiment Database 16 Space Station Education – CSS’09 22/11/09
  18. 18. Thank You 17 This opportunity would not be possible without the dedication and resilience of 100+ individuals across ISU, CSA, NASA & ESA Special thanks to D R b t Thirsk Dr. Gilles Clement f S i l th k t Dr. Robert Thi k & D Gill Cl t for sharing their vision and expertise http://iris.isunet.edu tahir.merali@gmail.com Space Station Education – CSS’09 22/11/09
  19. 19. 18 IrisRollA Space Station Education – CSS’09 22/11/09
  20. 20. 19 IrisRollA Space Station Education – CSS’09 22/11/09

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