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Antimicrobial Technology Evaluation (NEEMO-AGION)
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Scientific Name: Homo sapiens Species: Human

Microbial growth within an enclosed, isolated environment such as the International Space Station (ISS) could pose a potential health hazard to crewmembers. The moist, enclosed, and isolated Aquarius habitat is an ideal environment in which to evaluate existing commercial silver ion technology as a potential microbial countermeasure. Silver ion technology has been used throughout history to combat microbial growth and contamination. This technology has been incorporated commercially into textiles such as cotton and polyester, and certain types of plastics and may be useful in minimizing the presence of numerous types of microbial organisms. The objective of this experiment was to determine the efficacy of the silver ion technology as an antimicrobial.

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Archive is complete. No data sets are available for this experiment. Please Contact LSDA if you know of available data for this investigation.

Microbial contamination
Microbial growth

Mission/Study Information
Mission Launch/Start Date Landing/End Date Duration
NEEMO 6 07/12/2004 07/21/2004 10 days

Additional Information
Managing NASA Center
Johnson Space Center (JSC)
Responsible NASA Representative
Johnson Space Center LSDA Office
Project Manager: Pamela A. Bieri
Institutional Support
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
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