Though bizarre, some of these experiments produced profound results. See especially numbers 2, 7, 13, 18, and 19.
Bad training of the ISS astronauts by the company supplying the experiments was the reason the student experiments were never turned on.
“Previous crews were given on the ground review and personal interaction prior to launch,” Manber said. “For this mission, the astronaut received hardware training solely via video while on the space station. Clearly, there was a miscommunication resulting from the video instruction.”
It seems that more than one experiment was not turned on during their stay on ISS this past month, and an investigation has begun as to why.
It seems that more than one experiment was never turned on while on ISS this past month, and an investigation has begun as to why.