Preliminary Advanced Colloids
Experiment for Biology (PACE-Bio)
♦ PACE-Bio: Sealed sample cell with practice/test
particles and simple biological systems. Could be used
to examine biological material found in ISS. LED light
source and mount for trans-illumination.
♦ Testing biological containment design and transillumination.
♦ The Preliminary Advanced Colloids Experiment will
use the existing Light Microscopy Module (LMM) hardware
in the Fluids Integrated Rack (FIR) aboard the International
Space Station (ISS). Use existing LMM stage and PACE sample
♦ The LMM-Bio is designed for autonomous operation
through scripts and ground-based commanding. Crew time
is required for the initial installation and check out
in the FIR, sample change out, and removal from the FIR.
Principal Investigator: Jacob Cohen,
Contacts at NASA Glenn Research Center
Principal Investigator / Project Scientist: Dr.William
V. Meyer, NCSER at NASA GRC
Project Manager: Ronald J. Sicker, NASA GRC
Engineering Team: ZIN Technologies, Inc.
Preliminary Advanced Colloids Experiment
for Biology (PACE-Bio)