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Microgravity Science Glovebox

The Microgravity Science Glovebox (MSG) is one of the major dedicated science facilities inside Destiny. It has a large front window and built-in gloves to provide a sealed environment for conducting science and technology experiments. The Glovebox is particularly suited for handling hazardous materials when the crew is present.

 
BASS
This image sequence from the BASS investigation shows a flame burning a 1-cm diameter sphere at very low air flow speed. The flame starts out blue and mostly spherical (left and center) but then as the fuel begins to heat up, after 2 minutes of burning, the vaporization from the fuel overpowers the air flow leading to highly irregular shapes.

BASS

Burning and Suppression of Solids (BASS)

BASS-II
mage taken during a BASS-II (Burning and Suppression of Solids - II) experiment flame test.

BASS-II

Burning and Suppression of Solids – II (BASS-II)

BASS-M
NASA astronaut Tim Kopra sets up hardware for the Burning and Suppression of Solids – Milliken, or BASS-M, experiment.

BASS-M

Burning and Suppression of Solids-Milliken (BASS-M)

BXF
The Boiling Experiment Facility (BXF) inside the Microgravity Science Glovebox (MSG) on the International Space Station (ISS).

BXF

Boiling Experiment Facility (BXF)

CCF
NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman, Expedition 40 flight engineer, installs Capillary Channel Flow (CCF) experiment hardware in the Microgravity Science Glovebox (MSG) located in the Destiny laboratory of the International Space Station.

CCF

Capillary Channel Flow

CSLM
View of the CSLM-3 hardware located in the Microgravity Science Glovebox (MSG).

CSLM

Coarsening in Solid-Liquid Mixtures (CSLM)

EHD electrode disk

EHD

ElectroHydroDynamics (EHD)

FOAM
Expedition 20 flight engineer, Frank De Winne is pictured near an ESA Foam Stability experiment floating freely in the Columbus laboratory of the International Space Station.

FOAM

Foam Optics And Mechanics (FOAM)

InSPACE
Expedition 16 Commander Peggy Whitson works with the InSPACE-2 (Investigating the Structure of Paramagnetic Aggregates from Colloidial Emulsions-2) experiment in the Microgravity Science Glovebox (MSG) in the U.S. Laboratory/Destiny.

InSPACE

Investigating the Structure of Paramagnetic Aggregates from Colloidial Emulsions

InSPACE
Expedition 16 Commander Peggy Whitson works with the InSPACE-2 (Investigating the Structure of Paramagnetic Aggregates from Colloidial Emulsions-2) experiment in the Microgravity Science Glovebox (MSG) in the U.S. Laboratory/Destiny.

InSPACE-2

Investigating the Structure of Paramagnetic Aggregates from Colloidal Emulsion-2

InSPACE
Expedition 16 Commander Peggy Whitson works with the InSPACE-2 (Investigating the Structure of Paramagnetic Aggregates from Colloidial Emulsions-2) experiment in the Microgravity Science Glovebox (MSG) in the U.S. Laboratory/Destiny.

InSPACE-3

Investigating the Structure of Paramagnetic Aggregates from Colloidal Emulsions-3

NASA Image: ISS016E021067 - Expedition 16 Commander Peggy Whitson works with the InSPACE-2 experiment in the Microgravity Science Glovebox in the U.S. Laboratory/Destiny. (NASA)

InSPACE-4

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OASIS
Within minutes the small islands/domains on this very thin bubble prepared in the laboratory form into larger domains and are pulled down by gravity. The bubble film is extremely thin and one cannot see the edges.

OASIS

Observation and Analysis of Smectic Islands in Space (OASIS)

PBRE
Packed Bed Reactor Experiment test section.

PBRE

Packed Bed Reactor Experiment (PBRE)

SAME
NASA astronaut Clay Anderson, Expedition 15 flight engineer, is seen here working on the Smoke and Aerosol Measurement Experiment (SAME) hardware located in the MSG on the ISS.

SAME

Smoke Aerosol Measurement Experiment (SAME)

Saffire
NASA Saffire scientists and engineers test the components of Saffire-1 (background) and Saffire-2 (foregound) at NASA’s Glenn Research Center.

Saffire

Spacecraft Fire Safety Demonstration (Saffire)

SAME-R
The Smoke and Aerosol Measurement Experiment (SAME) hardware located in the Microgravity Science Glovebox (MSG).

SAME-R

Smoke Aerosol Measurement Experiment-Reflight (SAME-R)

SHERE
Expedition 18 Commander Mike Fincke with the SHERE hardware inside of the MSG.

SHERE

Shear History Extensional Rheology Experiment (SHERE)

SHERE-II
View of the Laser Micrometer,Deployment Tool,Preshear Motor,and Force Transducer on the Shear History Extensional Rheology Experiment (SHERE) rheometer within the Microgravity Science Glovebox (MSG).

SHERE-II

Shear History Extensional Rheology Experiment-II (SHERE-II)

SLICE
Astronaut Don Pettit is in the U.S. Laboratory on the International Space Station conducting a smoke point test using 100% propane as the fuel.

SLICE

Structure & Liftoff in Combustion Experiment (SLICE)

SPICE
SPICE Hardware inside of the Microgravity Science Glovebox at Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC).

SPICE

Smoke Point in Co-flow Experiment (SPICE)

ZBOT
ZBOT in the Microgravity Science Glovebox Engineering Unit Work Volume at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

ZBOT-NC

Zero Boil-Off Tank – Non-Condensible Gas Effects (ZBOT-NC)

Eli Lilly-Lyophilization
The specially designed syringe, which fills the vials during investigation set-up. Image credit: ZIN Technologies

Eli Lilly-Lyophilization

Lyophilization in Microgravity (Eli Lilly-Lyophilization)

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