NanoRacks informed NCESSE at 5:42 pm EDT today, June 29, 2012, that the last activity scheduled to be conducted with the SSEP Mission 1 payload, Aquarius, aboard the International Space Station has been completed. Experiment SSEPM1-09 (E. coli) was activated at 21:15 GMT (5:15 pm EDT). The crew then stowed the SSEP payload in Soyuz 29, which is scheduled to bring the payload back to Earth on July 1, 2012. See the SSEP Mission 1 to the ISS Experiment Log for more information on the activities conducted with the payload during its stay aboard the station.
The SSEP on-orbit research opportunity is enabled through NanoRacks LLC, which is working in partnership with NASA under a Space Act Agreement as part of the utilization of the International Space Station as a National Laboratory.