TABLE 5

Sample collection characteristics of Bacillus strains isolated from various surfaces of ISS modules

StrainCollection date (mo/day/yr)Sample typeSourceISS locationReturned via STS/expedition
ISSFR-3F5/1/11Air40-mo-old HEPA filterU.S. Node 2STS-134/ULF6
ISSFR-9F5/1/11Air40-mo-old HEPA filterU.S. Node 2STS-134/ULF6
ISSFR-23F5/1/11Air40-mo-old HEPA filterU.S. Node 2STS-134/ULF6
ISSFR-25F5/1/11Air40-mo-old HEPA filterU.S. Node 2STS-134/ULF6
JEM-14/30/09SurfaceAir diffuser, overhead 8 aftKibo JEMExpedition 19
JEM-24/30/09SurfaceAir diffuser, overhead 8 aftKibo JEMExpedition 19
S1-R1J2-FB4/28/04SurfaceWalls, tables, and toilet areas, communication panel surface around buttonsRussian Zvezda service moduleSoyuz TMA-3/expedition 8, Delta Mission
S1-R2T1-FB4/28/04SurfaceWalls, tables, and toilet areas, table surfaceRussian Zvezda service moduleSoyuz TMA-3/expedition 8, Delta Mission
S1-R4H1-FB4/28/04SurfaceWalls, tables, and toilet areas, handlebar of toilet door/outer side of urine collectorRussian Zvezda service moduleSoyuz TMA-3/expedition 8, Delta Mission
S1-R5C1-FB4/28/04SurfaceWalls, tables, and toilet areas, around nozzle of warm-water containerRussian Zvezda service moduleSoyuz TMA-3/expedition 8, Delta Mission
S2-R3J1-FB-BA110/10/05SurfaceWalls, tables, and toilet areas, joint between wall panels 416 and 417Russian Zvezda service moduleSoyuz TMA-6/expedition 11