NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
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"data-medium-file =" http://www.clarksvilleonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/NASA.jpg "data-large-file =" http://www.clarksvilleonline.com/wp -content / uploads / 2011/08 / NASA.jpg "class =" alignleft size-full wp-image-85503 "title =" NASA – National Aerospace Authority "src =" http://www.clarksvilleonline.com/ wp-content / uploads / 2011/08 / NASA.jpg "alt =" NASA – National Aerospace Authority "width =" 200 "height =" 165 "/> Pasadena, CA – An Earth Science The NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, has experimented with cell biology and artificial intelligence research and research on the International Space Station following the launch of NASA's SpaceX Dragon spacecraft at 4:42 pm CDT  Dragon with a Falcon 9 rocket from the Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida with more than 5,900 pounds of For equipment, cargo and accessories that will aid dozens of on-board investigations.
NASA astronauts Ricky Arnold and Drew Feustel will use the space station's Canadarm2 robotic arm to catch Dragon when he arrives at the station, and the live coverage of the rendezvous and capture will take place on April 2 at 2:30 pm PDT (4:30 pm CDT) aired on NASA Television and the agency's website Installation coverage starts at 6:00 PDT (8:00 am CDT).
JPL's spacecraft radio space experiment (ECOSTRESS) will provide a new space-based measurement of how plants respond to changes in water availability. These data can help society better manage agricultural water use.
The unique orbital bass of the ECOSTRESS aboard the space station will allow to observe the same location on Earth every few days at different times of the day for at least a year, the ability to track changes in plant water consumption during a typical day, "said Simon Hook of JPL, Principal Investigator of ECOSTRESS. "Current polar orbiting satellites can deliver only a single snapshot of evapotranspiration at the same time of day every day. The team is ready to receive our first scientific data, expected in early July.
Research materials flying in Dragon's pressurized holdings include a cellular biology study (Micro-12) to understand how microgravity affects the growth, gene expression, and ability of a model bacterium to move electrons across its cell membrane along its length Such bacteria could be used in microbial fuel cells to generate electricity from organic waste material.
An experimental pilot study with the Crew Interactive MObile Company (CIMON) aims to provide initial insights into the impact of the support Obtaining Artificial Intelligence (AI) in terms of Efficiency and Acceptance in Long-Range Missions in Space.
Among the hundreds of pounds of hardware flying to the Space Station is a Latching End Effector (LEE) built in Canada Canadarm2 robotic arm has an identical LEE and they will used as "hands" picking up payloads and visiting spacecraft. They also allow Canadarm2 to "go" to different locations on the orbital outpost.
This is SpaceX's 15th cargo flight to the space station under the NASA contract for commercial replenishment services. Dragon is due to leave the station in August and return to Earth with more than 3,800 pounds of research, hardware and trimming equipment.
For more than 17 years, people have been living and working aboard the International Space Station to broaden scientific knowledge and demonstrate new technologies that make research disruptions on Earth impossible and allow long human and robotic exploration of space. One global company, 230 people from 18 countries, visited the unique Microgravity Laboratory, which housed more than 2,400 research studies by researchers from 103 countries.
JPL built and directs the ECOSTRESS mission for the NASA Department of Earth Sciences at the Mission Directorate of Science in Washington. ECOSTRESS is one of NASA's Earth Venture Instrument missions – small, targeted scientific investigations that complement NASA's larger missions. It is sponsored by NASA's Earth System Pathfinder Program, which is managed by NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia.
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