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During SpaceX CRS-16 mission to the International Space Station for NASA, the Dragon spacecraft will deliver ~5,600 pounds of supplies, equipment & numerous science investigations to the crew aboard the station such as GEDI, RRM-3 and more! You can find out what else is on board here: blogs.nasa.gov/spacex
Here at Veggie, we are developing deep space food production for destinations such as the Moon and Mars. We will be studying the effects of radiation on plants on the lunar Gateway which is central to advancing and sustaining human space exploration goals. #NASAsocial#NASAICON
Our #NASAsocial group visits Swamp Works where they learn about how our regolith test bin simulates the mechanical properties of the moon’s surface. RASSOR 2.0 is a robot that is designed to excavate in low gravity regolith. Also, here at Swamp Works, we are testing 3-D printing using regolith to demonstrate concepts needed for deep space exploration to the Moon and then Mars. #NASAICON
The mobile launcher is now secured inside the Vehicle Assembly Building where NASA's Exploration Ground Systems will validate all systems are aligned and ready for the NASA's Space Launch System and NASA’s Orion Spacecraft integration and assembly in preparation for flight.
NASA’s Exploration Ground Systems Cliff Lanham talks about how all the intricate elements on the mobile launcher work together to power the NASA Space Launch System rocket and NASA’s Orion spacecraft at the launch pad for deep space mission beyond low Earth orbit.