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Student teams design and propose experiments to assess the impact of weightlessness on a physical, chemical, or biological system. If chosen, experiments launched into space and taken aboard the International Space Station. There, an experiment can be run anywhere from hours to days, to potentially over a month. Students can design experiments in diverse fields, including: seed germination, crystal growth, physiology and life cycles of microorganisms (e.g. bacteria), cell biology and growth, food studies, and studies of micro-aquatic life.