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Microgravity Simulation Support Facility

The MSSF supports visiting scientists for short duration studies utilizing a variety of microgravity simulator devices (slow rotating 2-D clinostats, rotating wall vessel bioreactors, 3-D clinostats and random positioning machines).



  • Nikon confocal microscope
  • Nikon stereoscop
  • Percival plant growth chambers
  • Thermo CO2 incubators
  • Biological safety cabinets
  • Airbus microgravity simulators
  • Gravite microgravity simulators
  • Panasonic -1500C freezer
  • Nanodrop 2000 Spectrometer
  • CFX96 Realtime PCR
  • Synthecon rotary cell culture system
  • MetaSystems fluorescence microscope & imaging system
  • Easycyte 8 flowcytometer
  • Thermo Scientific -800C ultralow freezer


Fifteen Microgravity Simulation Research Grants Awarded 

Review References on Microgravity Simulation


Scientist at NASA Kennedy Space Center

Dr. Ye Zhang, project scientist for the ISS Research Office

Anna Maria Ruby, project scientist for the ISS Research Office

Jeffrey Richards, project science coordinator and research scientist

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