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Operational considerations for the Space Station Life Science GloveboxThe U.S. Laboratory (USL) module on Space Station will house a biological research facility for multidisciplinary research using living plant and animal specimens. Environmentally closed chambers isolate the specimen habitats, but specimens must be removed from these chambers during research procedures as well as while the chambers are being cleaned. An enclosed, sealed Life Science Glovebox (LSG) is the only locale in the USL where specimens can be accessed by crew members. This paper discusses the key science, engineering and operational considerations and constraints involving the LSG, such as bioisolation, accessibility, and functional versatility.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Rasmussen, Daryl N.
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Bosley, John J.
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Vogelsong, Kristofer
(NASA Ames Research Center; Bionetics Corp. Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Schnepp, Tery A.
(Lockheed Missiles and Space Co., Inc. Sunnyvale, CA, United States)
Phillips, Robert W.
(Colorado State University Fort Collins, United States)
Date Acquired
August 14, 2013
Publication Date
July 1, 1988
Subject Category
Astronautics (General)
Report/Patent Number
SAE PAPER 881123
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