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International Space Station: the experiments roll on…

Posted by : scribblers on : August 21, 2014 at 2:37 pm

Expedition 40 has had a busy few days on the International Space Station (ISS). A spacewalk by Russian cosmonauts retrieved samples for science from the outside of the station. Astronauts also deployed a new batch of NanoRacks CubeSat mini-satellites (image credit: NASA). The CubeSats enable experiments such as observations of the Earth and advanced electronics testing.

Breaking news: We are waiting for NASA to comment on reports from Russian scientists that phytoplankton was found on the outside of the ISS.

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