EXPOSE, an Astrobiological Exposure Facility on the International Space Station - from Proposal to Flight

  title={EXPOSE, an Astrobiological Exposure Facility on the International Space Station - from Proposal to Flight},
  author={E. Rabbow and G. Horneck and P. Rettberg and J. Schott and C. Panitz and Andrea L’Afflitto and R. Heise-Rotenburg and R. Willnecker and P. Baglioni and J. Hatton and J. Dettmann and R. Demets and G. Reitz},
  journal={Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres},
  • E. Rabbow, G. Horneck, +10 authors G. Reitz
  • Published 2009
  • Engineering, Medicine
  • Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres
  • Following an European Space Agency announcement of opportunity in 1996 for ”Externally mounted payloads for 1st utilization phase” on the International Space Station (ISS), scientists working in the fields of astrobiology proposed experiments aiming at long-term exposure of a variety of chemical compounds and extremely resistant microorganisms to the hostile space environment. The ESA exposure facility EXPOSE was built and an operations´ concept was prepared. The EXPOSE experiments were… CONTINUE READING
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