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
Good Morning from Kennedy! We are L-1 day until launch of SpaceX CRS-16. Our #NASASocial is underway. Tune in at 9:30am ET to hear What’s on Board the #Dragon spacecraft heading to the International Space Station. Watch live at: nasa.gov/live
#NASAsocial group is touring the Rotation Processing Surge Facility, where we formally processed Space Shuttle hardware now being utilized to test pathfinder operations for Space Launch System boosters for Exploration Mission 1. #NASASLS#EM1
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
JUST ANNOUNCED! We’re opening our doors for a ‘Moon to Mars’ #NASASocial event on Oct. 24. Apply for a behind-the-scenes look at our work to lead a human return to the Moon and eventually, Mars. Apply at: go.nasa.gov/2R1af6X
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.