The aquarium's purpose is to study the effects of space on marine life
The aquarium includes a grid to trap air so that it can be used to house amphibians one day
The ISS installs its first space aquarium
The International Space Station is a little homier now thanks to its new aquarium. This addition isn't just intended to brighten up the lunch room - it’s a serious piece of experimental hardware built by the Japanese Space Agency (JAXA) and delivered the the ISS on Friday, July 27, 2012 by the unmanned Japanese cargo ship, Kounotori3 (HTV3). The special aqueous habitat will be used to study the effects of the space environment on marine life.
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