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Gabe Gabrielle gabe at educatemotivate.com
Mon Jun 5 23:05:18 -05 2017


Good morning all,
 I hope you had a wonderful weekend and start to your week….tomorrow I will be leaving for two days visiting schools in Labelle and Clewiston, Fl…It is always my favorite thing to do…..I know many more of you will be winding down while interestingly enough summer school started today for some…for this of you who are also teaching in the summer….I don’t know how you do it and hope you at least get a month or so off…last week was a busy week at the space station with supply ships arriving and astronauts returning to earth….I am really running late, so I will quickly get this to you…we have to remember to always do our best, enjoy everything we do, live in the present, make each day special, let those we care about most know, smile and have fun... Gabe



New NASA Experiments, Research Headed to International Space Station
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The SpaceX Dragon cargo craft lifted off from Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 5:07 p.m. June 3. About 6,000 pounds of research equipment, cargo and supplies are packed into the cargo craft that is now in Earth orbit and headed to the International Space Station.
Credits: NASA TV
Major experiments that will look into the human body and out into the galaxy are on their way to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft following its 5:07 p.m. EDT launch aboard a Falcon 9 rocket. The Dragon lifted off from Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. About 6,000 pounds of research equipment, cargo and supplies are packed into the cargo craft that is now in Earth orbit and headed to the station. NASA Television and the agency’s website <https://www.nasa.gov/nasatv> will provide live coverage of the rendezvous and capture beginning at 8:30 a.m. Monday, June 5. NASA astronauts Jack Fischer and Peggy Whitson will use the space station’s robotic arm to capture SpaceX’s Dragon when it arrives at the station. Research materials flying inside the Dragon's pressurized area include an experiment studying fruit flies <https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/experiments/1919.html> to better understand the effects on the heart of prolonged exposure to microgravity. Because they’re small, age rapidly, and have a well-known genetic make-up, they are good models for heart function studies. This experiment could significantly advance understanding of how spaceflight affects the cardiovascular system and could aid in the development of countermeasures to help astronauts. The Systemic Therapy of NELL-1 for osteoporosis <https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/experiments/2283.html> investigation tests a new drug that can rebuild bone and block further bone loss, improving crew health. When people and animals spend extended periods of time in space, they experience bone density loss, or osteoporosis. In-flight countermeasures, such as exercise, prevent it from getting worse, but there isn’t a therapy on Earth or in space that can restore bone. The results from this ISS National Laboratory <http://www.iss-casis.org/>-sponsored investigation build on previous research <https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/news/NELL-1> also supported by the National Institutes for Health and could lead to new drugs for treating bone density loss in millions of people on Earth. Three payloads inside Dragon’s unpressurized area will demonstrate new solar panel technologies <https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/experiments/2139.html>, study the physics of neutron stars <https://www.nasa.gov/nicer/>, and host an array of Earth-viewing instruments <https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/experiments/1282.html>. This mission is SpaceX’s eleventh cargo flight to the station under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services contract. Dragon's cargo will support dozens of the more than 250 science and research investigations during the station’s Expeditions 52 and 53. The Dragon spacecraft is scheduled to depart the space station in early July, returning with more than 3,400 pounds of science, hardware and crew supplies. For more than 16 years, humans have lived and worked continuously aboard the International Space Station, advancing scientific knowledge and demonstrating new technologies, making research breakthroughs not possible on Earth that will enable long-duration human and robotic exploration into deep space. A global endeavor, more than 200 people from 18 countries have visited the unique microgravity laboratory that has hosted more than 1,900 research investigations from researchers in more than 95 countries. Keep up with the International Space Station, and its research and crews, at: http://www.nasa.gov/station <http://www.nasa.gov/station>

Space Station Updates <https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation> <https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/feed/>
Dragon Attached to Station for Cargo Transfers <https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2017/06/05/dragon-attached-to-station-for-cargo-transfers/>
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A little over two hours after it was captured by Expedition 52 Flight Engineers Jack Fischer and Peggy Whitson, the unpiloted SpaceX Dragon cargo craft was attached to the Earth-facing side of the Harmony module of the International Space Station. Ground controllers at Mission Control, Houston reported that Dragon was bolted into place at 12:07 p.m. EDT as the station flew 258 statute miles over central Kazakhstan. Earlier, the Dragon was grappled by Fischer and Whitson using the Canadarm2 robotic arm at 9:52 a.m. EDT at the completion of a flawless two-day journey for the resupply vehicle following its launch atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida on Saturday.


 	June 01, 2017 
MEDIA ADVISORY M17-067
U.S. Cargo Ships to Depart, Arrive at International Space Station 
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SpaceX’s eleventh commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station is delayed to Saturday, June 3.
Credits: NASA
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With the delay of SpaceX <https://www.nasa.gov/spacex>’s eleventh commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station <https://www.nasa.gov/station> to Saturday, June 3, two NASA commercial provider cargo ships now will pass each other in orbit to provide services to the space station. Loaded with almost 6,000 pounds of science research, crew supplies and hardware in support of Expedition 52 and 53 crew members, Dragon now is scheduled to launch at 5:07 p.m. EDT June 3 from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Coverage will begin at 4:30 p.m. on NASA Television and the agency’s website <https://www.nasa.gov/nasatv>. Dragon’s new launch date will enable the Orbital ATK Cygnus cargo spacecraft to depart the station Sunday, June 4. Expedition 52 Flight Engineers Jack Fischer and Peggy Whitson of NASA will be at the controls of the Canadarm2 robotic arm to release Cygnus at 9:10 a.m. NASA TV coverage of the spacecraft’s departure will begin at 8:30 a.m. Cygnus will remain in orbit for a week in support of the SAFFIRE <https://www.nasa.gov/saffire> experiment and the deployment of four small Nanoracks satellites before Orbital ATK flight controllers command it to deorbit Sunday, June 11. It will burn up harmlessly in the Earth’s atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean. As Cygnus departs, Dragon will close in on the station for its capture by Fischer and Whitson Monday, June 5. Using the Canadarm2 robotic arm, they will grapple the SpaceX cargo spacecraft at 10 a.m. NASA TV coverage will begin at 8:30 a.m. Get breaking news, images and features from the station on Instagram and Twitter at: https://instagram.com/iss <https://instagram.com/iss> and https://www.twitter.com/Space_Station <https://www.twitter.com/Space_Station>


NASA TV Coverage Set for Return of Two Space Station Crew Members
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ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Thomas Pesquet and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy celebrate Pesquet's birthday aboard the International Space Station.
Credits: NASA



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Two crew members on the International Space Station <https://www.nasa.gov/station> are scheduled to depart the orbital outpost Friday, June 2. Coverage of their departure and return to Earth will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website <https://www.nasa.gov/nasatv>beginning Thursday, June 1, with the space station change of command ceremony. Expedition 51 Flight Engineers Oleg Novitskiy of Roscosmos and Thomas Pesquet <https://twitter.com/Thom_astro> of ESA (European Space Agency) will undock their Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft from the space station at 6:50 a.m. EDT and land in Kazakhstan at 10:10 a.m. (8:20 p.m. Kazakhstan time). Together, the Expedition 51 crew members pursued hundreds of experiments in biology, biotechnology, physical science and Earth science aboard humanity’s only orbiting laboratory. Their return will wrap up 196 days in space, since their launch on Nov. 17, 2016.






Illustration of an Earth-Sized 'Tatooine’ Planet

This illustration shows a hypothetical planet covered in water around the binary star system of Kepler-35A and B. With two suns in its sky, Luke Skywalker's home planet Tatooine in "Star Wars" looks like a parched, sandy desert world. In real life, we know that two-star systems can indeed support planets.



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This illustration shows a hypothetical planet covered in water around the binary star system of Kepler-35A and B. With two suns in its sky, Luke Skywalker's home planet Tatooine in "St

Illustration of an Earth-Sized 'Tatooine' Planet


ar Wars" looks like a parched, sandy desert world. In real life, we know that two-star systems can indeed support planets.


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