NEW SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS ACTIVATED ON ISS

SpaceX’s Dragon cargo craft is seen Feb. 23, 2017, loaded with science experiments to be activated, during final approach to the International Space Station.

The SpaceX Dragon supply ship that launched for the first time from Cape Kennedy in Florida brought new science experiments to the space station. They have now been activated. The Expedition 50 crew activated new science experiments delivered last week aboard the SpaceX Dragon. The various life science studies will study bones and muscles, stem cells,… Continue reading NEW SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS ACTIVATED ON ISS

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PROGRESS66 DOCKS WITH SPACE STATION

Today’s arrival of the Progress 66 cargo craft, just 24 hours after the capture ofthe Space X Dragon, makes four spaceships at the International Space Station. Credit: NASA

Progress66 cargo ship has docked with the International Space Station just twenty-four hours after the SpaceX Dragon supply ship is captured and attached to the Harmony module. Now comes the unloading of important science, research, maintenance and crew supplies. Traveling about 250 miles over the south Pacific, the un-piloted Progress66 Russian cargo ship docked at… Continue reading PROGRESS66 DOCKS WITH SPACE STATION

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ASTRONAUTS CAPTURE DRAGON WITH ROBOTIC ARM

The SpaceX Dragon is pictured in the grips of the Canadarm2 shortly after its capture by astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Thomas Pesquet. Credit: NASA TV

Astronauts aboard ISS (International Space Station) have captured the Dragon cargo ship after gaining a solution to a GPS location issue. The capture occurred almost a day later than planned. Next is the procedures beginning the process of receiving the Progress 66 supply ship launched on Wednesday. While the International Space Station was traveling about… Continue reading ASTRONAUTS CAPTURE DRAGON WITH ROBOTIC ARM

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CALIFORNIA BLOOD SHORTAGE

Central CA Blood Center, 1515 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia, CA 93277

On a recent visit to donate blood to the local Central California Blood Center, I saw a friend who I had not seen since I had been involved with Chamber of Commerce community activities. Carmella Lamb is the Supervisor for the Central California Blood Center. We had a chance to visit. Darla Silvera, the South Valley Donor… Continue reading CALIFORNIA BLOOD SHORTAGE

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