“Note the tendrils (purple) rising from the thunderstorm (bright white/blue) up toward the flash of the sprite (red), sort of like an electrical puppeteer and marionette”. It has a flat panel light bank that includes red, blue and green LEDs for plant growth and crew observation.
Duncan just returned from a national Challenger Learning Center conference at San Antonio Community College, where she was one of 13 conference participants who got the chance to join a question and answer session with the ISS astronauts.
NASA’s current $458 million contract with Rocosmos runs through the end of 2017 and covers six seats for astronauts.
The Moon is conquered, next stop – Mars. That’s super important.
Politics apart, Kelly stated he is in good spirits, feeling match and searching ahead to the rest of his mission.
Sprites have been photographed from the ISS before (it’s a great place from which to observe these phenomena, which are often obscured from the ground by storm clouds) but this is one of the best images of one I’ve seen yet. And while astronauts spend plenty of time conducting experiments, tending to a garden could realistically be seen as a more satisfactory, fulfilling kind of work – or at the very least provide a welcome break from science.
The idea of recycling human waste is not linked to astronauts, in fact amid California drought, many scientists brained way to recycle fresh water from sewage water.
NASA was successful in their study of growing vegetables in space that started in May 2014. So what we’re doing is we’re working with them, taking these same type units – like Veggie – and burying them into the sand.
The ISS is NASA’s micro-gravity laboratory orbiting the earth every 90 minutes at a speed of five miles-per-second and is only slightly larger than a football field, but weather permitting, will be flying low enough in its orbital pattern to be visible for a short time.