University Research-1 Payload for SpaceX Launch

NASA/KSC - Kim Shiflett (IMCS)2014-03-12


Washington, DC, United States

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - In the Space Station Processing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the University Research-1 payload developed by Texas Southern University in Houston is being prepared for loading aboard the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft for launch to the International Space Station. The experiment involves an investigation of countermeasures involving research into the efficacy of benzofuran-2-carboxylic acid derivatives as pharmacological countermeasures in mitigating the adverse effects of space flight and the International Space Station radiation environment on the immune system. Scheduled for launch on March 16 atop a Falcon 9 rocket, Dragon will be marking its fourth trip to the space station. The SpaceX-3 mission is the third of 12 flights contracted by NASA to resupply the orbiting laboratory. For more information, visit http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/structure/launch/index.html Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett

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  • Title: University Research-1 Payload for SpaceX Launch
  • Creator: NASA/KSC - Kim Shiflett (IMCS)
  • Date Created: 2014-03-12
  • Location: SSPF, Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Rights: KSC
  • Album: cbabir