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Monday, April 3, 2017

CRS-10 Post launch

CRS-10 Reflections

     Well now it is March, and the CrS-10 successful launched, and the Dragon docked with the ISS. By now the astronauts are conducting some of the experiments that were on board, and Space X launched again, this time their first reused falcon 9! 
        When I go on these NASA adventures, I usually find one concrete way to relate it to our classes. However, this time I realized that there are just too many ways to limit it to one (or two, or three.) Social studies covers economics, and it was fascinating to learn about all the private partnerships at KSC (it's more than Space X.) We learned how it connects to the Scientific Revolution, about how we are studying how to grow plants on Mars (Columbian Exchange, anyone?)  We learned about different roles that women have played over the years, and about the historic significance of launch pad 39-A.  We learned about how the science experiments aboard the ISS will effect humanity here on Earth, and even how it connects to New Jersey. Overall, I'm happy we learned so much and happy for this opportunity!
        If you were unable to follow along while I was there, take a few minutes to catch up on some of the experience here. 
1. Pre-launch press briefing.  Here you can learn about many of the experiments that were carried on the Dragon to the ISS.  I ask two questions here, I won't tell you at which points to try to get you to actually watch as much of this as possible. (It's worth watching, these experiments are fascinating!) 
2. Press-briefing with NASA and SpaceX. Yes, I was here to! (Check out my pics of the Tesla on my twitter feed from this!) Hear about the relationship between public and private spheres, and reflect a bit on just why this launch is so historic. 



3.  Pre-launch NASA coverage.  This is where you can watch my "famous" interview.  There's other parts worth watching as well of course. 
4. Watch the launch and the landing. It really is amazing!!



5. Read my interview from the Daily Record. This was more about why we cover aerospace science in class in general, as opposed to a specific connection to this mission.  It still should get you in the right mindset before commenting. 
While you're at it, here is a press release from Morris County: 

6. Tweets. Next, to see lots of the individual facts and details of the trip, check out my tweets on Storify: 

7. Radio Interview. A whole half-hour show devoted just to this topic!




8. What can students do! A quick video I took when a scientist told me ways that students get involved with the plants grown aboard the ISS.  You can do this too!


Now, it's time for your feedback! I am asking you to find two things that you learned from this adventure. 
#1- What did you learn that relates somehow to your academy. (Trust me, there are examples of information here that relate to all academies.) 
#2- What did you learn that you found fascinating, interesting, or significant?

Requirements- Your response should be a detailed paragraph. The feedback you share should be unique. Once a classmate shares a fact, you have to share something else. Trust me, there's plenty of information here for everyone!

71 comments:

  1. Something I learned from this mission that relates to my academy is about a drug that was mentioned. By using studies from space on microgravity, two people working in the army came up with an amazing drug that can heal bone fractures. This can be used by people in the army and military who have sustained serious injuries. Space aided this discovery because when the people tested the drug, it was on animals. The animals were fine soon after getting bone injuries. But it does not work the same with humans. By using the ISS, scientists can come up with better models to help make better drugs and better understand bone injuries and how to heal quickly. Another thing I learned had to do with growing plants in space. Doing this is important because in the ISS, the forms of foods are probably only powdered versions. Having vegetables can just create a better diet for the people in the ISS. Plus, if we ever find a way to inhabit a planet, growing food is the first step towards surviving, which is highly important. I also learned about an interesting experiment with crystals. A man is planning on growing crystals in space, and studying them. These crystals are barely visible to the naked eye, and aid in the study of microgravity. The crystals formed in space can help with structural things, and the video mentioned that they can also help with the making of drugs and other medications to help make life better on Earth.

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    1. Great items to point out! I was amazed to hear about the experiments related to bone healing. It's amazing to think how the experiments on the ISS can be helping humans on Earth in the very near future. I also must admit, learning about the vegetables grown in space was more impressive than I would have imagined. Who wants to live in space and just eat powdered food? Think of how that would upset us if we did that here on Earth!

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  2. What I learned from this mission that relates to my academy (Veterinary Science) is that scientists have configured a way to successfully grow produce on board the spacecraft. Since my interest is in the field of Biology, I was instantly amazed that a plant could survive under such different conditions. Upon further research into this matter on NASA's official website, this notion become more and more intriguing. Growing a plant in space is quite different than simply watering a plant and giving it sunlight here on Earth. Instead, for the plant to successfully grow on the space station, there are many unique components involved to aid the growing process. The plants receive the light they need from red, blue, and green LED lights, which can potentially mimic the light of the sun. Plants also receive a carefully measured amount of water, exactly milliliters, according to NASA's website, to initiate the plant's growth. And of course, the plants also receive fertilizer. However, what I found very interesting was that the plants also receive a type of "calcined clay" which can be prominently found, believe it or not, on baseball fields. The fact that scientists have found a way to work around the challenges of space-plant growth truly amazes me. These plants can be used as a natural source of oxygen aboard spacecrafts, remove excess CO2 in the air, and even provide a nice, fresh, source of readily available food to the astronauts. In all, growing plants in space, once thought impossible, is now a reality. That, above all, is an extraordinary example of what humans are capable of when they put their minds to something. Space-plants may just be the coolest thing yet!

    -Jessica Leek Block A3

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    1. I agree that it was really cool to learn how plants could grow outside of the Earth's premises! What I found even more interesting, as she said was that the type of clay could be found on baseball fields which makes this fertilizer extremely accessible which is good so that more of these experiments can be conducted. It is so hard to imagine how far technology has taken us - before even the thought of traveling to space was only a dream!

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  3. I think you are right, it is cool! I was in awe seeing them grow under the LED lights. Also like you mentioned, to see these self-contained units that measure out extremely precise amounts of water in the very specific types of soil. Maybe we can get involved with these experiments at MCST, now that would be cool too!!

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  4. From the missions, I learned that the ISS is a lab that astronauts use for experiments. I think it is amazing that they're learning and experimenting more about outer space. I believe it will help us learn more about the planet we live on. I heard in the briefing highlights that proper nutrition (related to culinary) is necessary for proper health. Also, I believe that the more we learn about our planet and the way things interact with each other in a micro-gravity type of environment will help us learn more about us. Also, I learned that the astronauts will be growing plants that can help feed the astronauts. I thought it's cool how we've come this far, and I'm excited to see how far we can go.

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  5. Nutrition is important, we can't have unhealthy astronauts!

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  6. Nutrition is important, we can't have unhealthy astronauts!

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  7. These videos can relate to multimedia due to the fact that everything that is happening is being documented in video. In this day and age, people are used to recording nearly everything in our daily lives- especially thanks to the growth in social media. However, it is very important that we record substantial moments in history- such as this launch. Gwynne Shotwell talked about her watching one of the first launches, and how poor the video quality was. As people have made big movements in space discovery and technology, discussed in each of these videos, people have also made great advancements in film. The progress is shown through the original landing on the moon, and the quality of film in these videos of Space X. Something that I found interesting was the fact that students can get involved in these launches in many ways. One of the ways is something you talked about in your interview. The seniors from our school have made parts that were included on board. Also, students from our school gave you questions to ask NASA, partially based off social media. That just goes to show how involved students can get if they try, and that when you do reach out for things not specific to school, like this launch, you can make an impact on non school related events. Another way students were involved in this launch is the plant growth program called Grow Beyond Earth. Again, social media is playing a big role in allowing students to reach out and involve themselves. This whole experience of watching you go through these interviews and get first hand experience and getting to learn about space launches upfront has set a great example that if you reach out, you can make an impact and learn so much.

    Sydney Thumser A5

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  8. Sean Fitzsimmons, 2A

    From watching these videos, I saw that not really any of them related to my academy, Veterinary Science. However, I guess that the fact that scientists have been able to grow plants aboard the ISS is the closest thing related my academy. The very fact that there is enough light, oxygen, and soil aboard the ISS to grow plants is amazing. Like I said in one of my previous blog posts, this is something that can help launch us back into the Space Age, and maybe this time, we can do more research and discover so much more than we ever thought we could.

    One thing I learned from these videos is that the plants that are being grown are being fed to the astronauts. Although this seems to just be what was going to happen anyway, I originally thought that the plants were tests, to see if it was possible to grow plants in space. However, the scientists hit two birds with one stone by both proving they can grow plants in space, and making food that the astronauts can use to eat. Not only does this show that we can grow food in space, but it shows that we can also keep astronauts up in space much longer than we originally thought. With this, we can see that it's somewhat possible to grow plants that can grow aboard longer space missions, such as those to Mars.

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    1. Matthew Gillespie A5
      I found this topic interesting as well. First of all, not only growing crops in space is amazing but being able to grow crops for the astronauts to eat is amazing. Having the ability to grow crops in outer space is groundbreaking. Being able to grow crops is one of the many necessities needed to travel farther and possible live on other planets. Growing crops will be able to sustain astronauts and maybe even an entire colony of humans. This will allow for people to go farther than before. Not only is growing crops in space amazing but it will be much healthier and efficient than packaged food. Allowing astronauts to be able to eat healthy and have much better meals will be important. Going a long time without proper nutrition makes life much more difficult but being able to eat plants grown in space will give the astronauts a nutritious diet.

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  9. Laura Wald, 2A

    These videos can only relate to my academy when I am teaching about this topic. I have taught about plants and astronauts but never together. I thought that it was very interesting that students can get involved with the launches n many ways. I remember we sort of did something like this in class hen we gave you question to ask as the launch. One more thing I learned that I did not know was ISS is a lab run by astronauts and they conduct many experiments.

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  10. One thing that I learned is that it is obviously very important and difficult to get astronauts there and back healthy and alive. This relates to my academy because NASA phycisians and scientists use healthcare and science to figure out ways to make sure astronauts bodies can be sustained and be healthy in the harsh conditions of space. Certain adjustments to space suits and different medications can help allow astronauts to survive.

    I also did not know that the On the ISS, plants are being used to see how we can grow them on Mars. This surprised be because I didn't know that it was possible to grow plants in space at all.

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    1. Can you share a specific fact that you learned? There were so many health-care related things!

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  11. Kayla Einhorn, 2A

    These videos can relate to my academy, multimedia, in the matter of the world's technical advancements through time. It is illuminated through the CRS-10 Post Launch how technology has rose to an unimaginable height. A big cause of NASA's continual achievements is the colossal property of technology they own and their ambition to build it. Movies are so popular and and enjoyed by society because of their motion picture and effects that would not be possible if there was no resource of technology. So many of the things we enjoy regularly in the modern world are made substantial by the innovation given to us by technology, in this case one of the indulgences being scientific knowledge and the other being artistic entertainment. While technology is so powerful, it must be used with much responsibility. It is easy to get attached to devices. Balance is important.

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  12. Sarah White, 3A

    In relation to my academy, I found the plant growing very interesting. It is amazing what is possible with science. The space food or the dry vacum packed food was created as a substitute for fresh food, but now scientists have found ways to grow fresh produce on the ISS. It seems that they have created these sort of incubator looking boxes to make plant growth in space possible. In science plants you are always told plants need water and sun to grow, and now we are defying that truth by using sun substitutes. Aside from this amazing plant growth, there are so many other interesting aspects to the ISS and space. After listening to a few of the Q and A sessions I have some insight on how other people feel about the ISS and how much this impacts many aspects of society. Before watching the videos I did not realize that some people have concerns about the effects that the progress of the ISS is having on the environment. In fact, I noticed that when the person answered the question, that a women asked, he kind of said that his job has nothing to do with that and he just described his personal relationship to the project, so I found that a little concerning.

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    1. You make a really valid point. There are still going to be risks and possibly things they will not tell the public about their missions, which is unsettling to think about. Despite the excitement of space travel, it's so important to stop and think about how it will effect society and the environment.

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  13. It is clear that when students are completing classwork and homework such as essays and research papers, they are not taking any useful information away. Meanwhile, engineers such as scientists and astronauts complete projects called “white papers”. These papers give the engineers practical skills that impact their lives for the long run. White papers range but all contain a single proposal, collaboration, research, and presentation. Engineers who complete these make specific observations and discoveries with purpose instead of simply looking up information to copy and paste into the essay. Life and critical thinking skills are mandatory in space. Therefore, a huge amount of people are need for a launch, each of these people provides different assets to the project and this is because of the way they are taught. When working in the preschool at MCST, myself and the other teachers strive to get the children to understand the content and be able to put it into action instead of just forcing definitions on them. Using a similar technique to the white papers but simplified for the preschoolers and other students, can positively affect our future.

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  14. This can relate to my academy which is healthcare because they need to make and test special equipment so the astronauts have a comfortable flight. In the tweets on storify there was a jacket that could resist temperatures of 3250 degrees. As a healthcare worker, in order to make a comfortable flight they must take into account the parameters in which the astronauts can withstand. For example, how how the human body can get before burning up or how cold. Then they must make the special equipment. While making the equipment they have to invest in making sure they don’t use any harmful chemicals while making the equipment. Then they have to have the astronauts simulate it and see if it is satisfactory or if it needs to get send back to be fixed. A thing i found interesting is the fact that a jacket can withstand temperatures of 3250 degrees.
    natalie watroba 5a

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  15. Kyara Segura 5B
    This relates to my academy (Law and Public Safety) in many different ways. One way which stuck out to me is the continuous use of the word "investigations". The whole NASA program is about investigating how they can achieve their goals through the research they find. My academy covers many different aspects such as law, corrections, police/detective work, CSI, and criminology. Investigations are exactly one of the many things that we learn about in our academy. The way that investions are used in justice and the law, are very similar to the way scientists are using investigations in the research they are doing in space. Both are to discover new information that was not present before and to prove or discredit prior theories. Also, the support of Congress for the lab in space, is a huge step forward, because if the government agrees with the investigations going on in space then it will directly affect the way many things happen here on earth. I found it interesting how space can be related to many subjects and topics. Also, it was cool to see that students from our community got to help out with some of the investigations going on.

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  16. This relates to healthcare in a very significant way. During the video with the many people involved with the launch and research I listened to Paul Reichert. He explained to the audience the use of crystalline in space to develop drugs and how the environment in space affects the experiments and how environment on earth wouldn't be as useful. They are testing how they can grow crystalline suspensions of the same physical features and quality in space. This crystalline would be used for drug delivery, formulation, purification, and storage. Micro gravity would have effects on this is space. There is reduced sedimentation, and as the particles grow, they sediment, and turbulence causes them to be not as high ordered and of quality. Another effect discussed was of minimal convection currents. In space there would be a uniform temperature gradient because convection currents are caused by gravity and as we know, convection currents have to do with the travel of heat. There is control of the temperature and crystallization process in space. The last effect is that there are reduced molecular diffusion rates. They are trying to slow the process of crystallization so that the purity of the crystals are greater and again of higher order as Reichert is emphasizing throughout his speech. The protein being sent to space is called ktruda which controls the anti-PD1 therapy. PD1 is the programmed death protein. The drug helps the immune system target and destroy tumor cells. From prior knowledge that I have, I know our immune systems cannot detect tumor cells as they appear as normal cells do and do not have the proofread procedure as our other cells do. They don't receive the signal to commit cell suicide or apoptosis. Creating a drug that can help the immune system target tumor cells without making the immune system overload on itself (fight its own body, is Renaissance like. Crystals will grow from the protein they are sending up to space when the astronaut above turns a lever on the hardware they are sending up. The drop of the protein will shrink, and crystals will begin to grow in a controllable environment. The proteins will grow within a vacuum where there is virtually no environment and temperature is controlled. This will help monoclonal antibody therapy in that it will be able to be delivered through an injection. Right now they are only provided through IVs which are needle through the wrist or hand providing a liquid solution straight into our circulatory system. IVs are usually only provided in hospital settings or by professional caregivers. With advancements, there is a hope that it will be able to be administered by a sub-cutaneous (under the skin) injection. The advanced technology that will be brought from this space mission is extraordinary. It may be able to change our lives and save lives of the millions that are diagnosed with terminal illnesses like cancer. Cancer is one of our biggest battles today and most people have known at least one person with cancer a common type being breast cancer. We can now hope for a cure, and we are making lots of progress as we know it. I myself am excited for this research thinking that in my lifetime cancer may have a cure.

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    1. I'm glad you picked up on this, what amazing prospects for our future with studies such as this!

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  17. Megan Merola 5B
    While watching the videos I realized how much space travel has evolved much like laws. Scientists always try to improve space travel in every way possible so they can make it safer and so they can obtain as much information as possible. Government officials do the same exact thing in the law making process. Laws are always being added, removed, or changed in order to create a safer and more productive community. Scientist and law makers both add ideas or laws to improve things and take away or modify them if they don't work. After every launch scientist work on how they can improve the rest, and with every law added law makers look for what other laws they can use to improve society. The improvements on laws and space travel can't be done by one person, it takes a whole group of people for something to change. For example, this launch included more than eight hundred scientists work and research. Another example is when creating a law you need signatures from people who support the law and some of these petitions include over one hundred thousand signatures. These videos were very interesting and taught me a lot about how space travel can almost relate to anything. Before writing this I thought I would never be able to relate NASA or space travel to my academy. It is amazing how much work is put into these launches and I hope I can learn more about it.

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    1. I definatly agree with you Megan. What I also found that was interesting was the mentioning of National Security Space Launches. With a little bit more research I found that these launches were first brought up during the cold war in fear of Soviet Russia exploring and claiming more of the solar system. The government obviously got involved to make these launches possible. I usually don't associate the government with NASA but I now I know that a lot of American achievements couldn't have been made because of it. America was the first country to land own the moon. A huge achievement in result of a NASA and government collaboration. Something I also found interesting is the government had equipment and other things on the rocket. Even though I never though about the government collaborating with NASA at all because I figured government is only meant to be on Earth, I really never would have thought anything that BELONGED to the government would be on the ship.

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    2. Caroline Dziedzic A5 Law and Public Saftey

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    3. Well NASA is a government agency! We will talk about this more when we get to the Cold War.

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  18. It is clear that space travel somewhat relates to digital design. For instance, the rocket needs to be designed well, and needs to be perfected so it is safe for space travel. If the rocket was not designed well, then the launch could end up in a horrific accident endangering the lives of the astronauts. Additionally the rocket needs to be designed well so that it can handle the extreme conditions of outer space. From watching the videos, one thing that fascinated me the most was the launching and the landing. The amount of force that is needed to move an object as large as that is astonishing. It is amazing to see what humans have been able to discover thanks to space travel.
    Massimo García
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  19. Something that relates to my academy is about some of the experiments the crs-10 is going to be able to test in space. In Healthcare, our junior and senior year, we take a course called Anatomy and Physiology I and II and basically we learn about the anatomy and physiology of a human body.On top of that Anatomy and Physiology is a pre-requisite for all allied health programs which shows how important this course is for healthcare professionals. And the speaker in the video did mention something about the ability to test human physiology in space and see how it is different and similar compared to on earth. And through another question asked by a student in a school, the speaker also did say that through observing human physiology in space, it is quite possible for come to a logical idea about life on earth. From watching the videos, I found many things that were very fascinating, but one thing that truly stood out to me was during the radio interview when Mrs.Bohn-Drake mentioned something about needing the same resources on Earth and Mars. I was surprised because I thought each planet was different and would require different things. And something else that found fascinating was that by the 2030's there will be people on Mars. I believe that will be a huge step in Space Exploration. All in all, this whole topic about Space Exploration was very helpful and fun to learn.
    Sadhika Uppalapati
    A5 (Healthcare)

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    1. Well, we might need additional resources, but it's a good thing to acknowledge. Eventually, if we are to civilize a planet, we would want all the same amenities that we enjoy here. Nice observations!

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  20. As a media student, one thing that I found to be particularly interesting was the opening graphic shown at the beginning of the press briefings. It was incredibly intriguing to view how an aspect of media, 3D animation, could be utilized in a video related to space travel. It goes to show how much modern day relies on different aspects of media, making me think that there is a potential future in working on media related projects for such a high-profile corporation as NASA. One fact that I felt interesting was the one inquisitor's questions related to the Super Bowl. Most notably, I found the lady's response to that question to be rather interesting, as it's also neat to learn about neat pieces of trivia such as the fact that Astronaut's have a jersey for every time. It's a nice little factoid that I find to be incredibly interesting.
    Braeden Donnelly (A5)

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    1. I found her response interesting too! Something tells me she was unaware of "deflate gate..."

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  21. My academy, multimedia, relates to space travel. It is critical that the information gained through space travel and exploration is presented to the public eye. This is done through media. For example, the very video on this blog is an example o multimedia being utilized to share information with the public. I found the plant growth extremely interesting. It is so vital that people grow more plants, and take better care of the nature we have now. I thought it was so cool that plants can be grown places other than Earth. I can't wait to see what the future holds for environmentalism!

    Alice Albin
    A5

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  22. I'm in the Academy of Culinary arts. Having a variety of plants in space can provide an alternate food source. With a garden or a garden like structure a whole new field of cuisine will be available to astronauts. This would be a huge step toward discovering new and improved ways of eating in harsh environments. Why sacrifice quality food when you can do so much with something as simple as this.

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    1. This is Sophie Acocella from your block 3 on b days

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    2. I agree. Although I was also fascinated with the fact that plants can be grown in places other then Earth I was fascinated with what that meant for the Earth and it's inhabitants. For what seems like a century, people have been fantasizing over life on Mars and now we have the evidence to prove it. All those sci-fi movies about people living on mars is one step away from being reality. With people finding water and signs of life on earth the possibility of people inhabiting mars is getting closer by the day. With these new discoveries, overpopulation in certain parts of the world like Asia can finally be controlled. While discovering this, maybe astronauts will find signs of life on other planets or allow for the advancement of space travel such as space vehicles.

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    3. They did stress that variety was important! Yet, variety is not easy in those conditions. Do you have any suggestions as to what they should try?

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    4. I'm confused slightly, we know about life on Earth already...did you mean on other planets?

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  23. Harsh Patel 3B

    The CRS-10 mission to launch the rocket into space in an attempt to supply the international space station has a direct link to finance and business. Initially, the company that funded the rocket itself: Space X is a developing technological company founded by the current CEO and business magnate, Elon Musk. Elon Musk has completely revolutionized the current world's technology from his first company, Tesla through his newest project, Space X. Founded in 2002 Elon Musk has created a company to launch advanced rockets into space with the ultimate goal in enabling people to live on other planets. This video brings up the debate on whether it is financially moral to fund a rocket costing millions of dollars. The video explains the beneficial effects of CRS-10. But as a variety of financial problems exist on the earth today many disagree with funding missions out of space when financial problems need to be solved on Earth. Although SpaceX has not revealed the exact cost of the launch of CRS-10, the approximated cost of the rocket is 200 million dollars. One has to remember this rocket is not a manned mission to space but a rocket to supply the international space station with materials useful to scientific discovery. To conclude, CRS-10 was a unmanned rocket launched into space that raised financial debates on whether the rocket was worth the money funded into the mission.

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    1. Matthew Gillespie A5
      I too also found the debate on whether or not funding a rocket is financially moral interesting. It brings up a good point that there are many countries including America that are struggling financially. America is in trillions of dollars in debt and that is a major problem. Yet we still fund missions to go into space. It is not difficult to see why funding these missions can not be financially moral. However, the research that is being conducted in space can be very useful to earth and space travel.

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  24. Gauri Kshirsagar 3B

    The CRS-10 mission definitely relates to my academy, Finance and International Business. To begin, there were many experiments carried on from the Dragon to the ISS. The first video mentioned many different types of experiments including experiments to do with the human body (Human Research) and automated experiments. Other experiments include growing plants in space. In addition to experiments, NASA and SpaceX invested money in the design and manufacturing of the rocket. Finally, in the first video it was also mentioned that some research was done about predicting who the Super Bowl winner would be so that the astronauts could wear the winning team's football jerseys in space. NASA and SpaceX must divide their money between many options and must choose where to invest their money. For example, NASA may have to decide whether it is better to invest in research about human aging in space or growing food. It may have to find ways to promote its research and gain publicity like it did with the football jerseys. It is necessary for NASA and SpaceX to allocate their limited funds wisely to gain the most out of their space exploration.
    Through this rocket launch, I learned that a topic like space, which is assumed to be difficult to understand for anyone without a science or math background, can be understood by everyone. In addition, space need not always be about science and math; it also is about subjects like social study and history.

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    1. I agree with you, in the matter that studying space can relate to all fields of study. Although it might only help further a specific few, at least some basic knowledge of all subjects from math and science to history must be necessary for the astronauts and all the people at SpaceX to help design and implement more launches.

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    2. Gabri, I'm so happy you made this point. Many people feel discouraged from learning about space because it seems too out of our reach to understand. In reality, much of it relates to our everyday lives and comprehendible to everyone!

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    3. I meant Gauri (above) ! And Ranjan, can you give a specific example?

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  25. Matthew Gillespie A5

    The CRS-10 mission is related to my academy of business and finance because SpaceX is a company. The CEO is Elon Musk who is also the CEO of Tesla and a well-known business man. Both companies relate to technology as Tesla works mostly with making cars, SpaceX is related to creating technology for Space such as rockets for space travel. There is no denying that this is a business because it is just like any other technology company except the technology is revolutionizing space. What I found interesting was the use of microgravity to learn how outer space's environment can cause different reactions and physical reactions. I think it is amazing how scientists are now able to use space and microgravity to try and benefit our lives. Ultimately, I found it is amazing how scientists are going to be able to try and improve life from outer space research.

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  26. I read the daily record interview and I think its really cool how Ms.Bohn-Drake is finding creative ways to incorporate the different concepts of space into the olden times. Learning about space has taught me so much and I definitely appreciate all I have learned. As a person who isn't in love with space, I definitively like space more than I used to. Over the course of the year, I have learned about the accomplishments of various spaceships, each one being a bigger feat than the last. I can see that Ms.Bohn-Drake is very passionate about spaces and I can see myself too one day. While exploration of space the planets that make up it's composition is a new field, there are already some major accomplishments fueling the need for others.

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    1. Matthew Gillespie A5
      I agree with you that having a teacher that is so fascinated with space has also caused it to increase my interest. I used to know very little about space and space missions that were going on. But so far this year I have kept in touch with a lot of the major space events this year. I too find it fascinating how Ms. Bohn-Drake is able to find ways to relate current events that are occurring today in space to other events that happened. For example she has been able to relate this too the age of exploration because of the space travel and the scientific revolution because this is developing new technology. I did not realize how much space is able to relate to history before this year because I use to think of space as the future and history as the past which are complete opposites. Ms. Bohn-Drakes passion for space has also made me more fascinated with space but taught me a lot too so far.

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    2. That's a great point Aneesha, we can learn about new things in new fields everyday! I definitely didn't have much of an interest in space a few years ago, but as we say, #alwaysLearning!

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  27. Eric 3b, healthcare. I quickly thought of the movie The Martian. In it, Matt Damon is stranded on mars after a mission failed. To occupy his time and crate a stable food source, he dabbles in hydroponic vegetable growth. Though this is already a known science, it is much different from hydroponics on earth. I believe that experiemntation in spoace can be an area that allows for breakthroughs that simply arnt possible on earth. In terms of my academy, we can discover certain substances that cure diseases or even procedures, due to circumstance. At the very least, we may be able to use gravity for treatments, something we are not currently doing. In my imagination, gravity treatment can cure stress fractures, meniscus tears, and so much more.

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    1. Did you see the tweet about the scientist who referred to that film? Check it out if you didn't.

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  28. Angelina Hahn
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    While watching the pre-launch press-briefing, I found Micheal Frillichek's words fascinating. He said that in order to have a complete understanding of our complex Earth, we must study everything rather than focus on one thing. That reminds me of my academy, VPA Dance. In order to become a better dancer, you cannot just focus on one body part's movement, or one genre of dance. It is the combination of the whole body, an all styles of dance that make you a great dancer. You must learn technique from ballet, style from jazz, and rhythm form tap. I also did some more research on the other experiments being sent to the ISS with this launch. There are instruments being sent that can collect research on the effects microgravity can have on aging, and stem cells. This can help with advancement in the medical field, as well as our understanding of the human body, and if we would have a different lifespan if we ever live in space. I find it fascinating how much we can learn from space exploration. I am excited to hear about the discoveries from these experiments.

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  29. One thing that I know is that there is documentation. There is even a twitter post about explorers of the world, and it says to document everything. This is quite relatable to my academy, which is healthcare. As a healthcare professional one is required to accurately document patient data to make a patient’s medical record. There are a variety of ways to document, one being abbreviations which have to be understood by the facility one is working at to avoid confusion of terms. One lady spoke of micro gravity and bone injuries. She also mentioned a drug about healing bones that is safer than other bone healing drugs. Being in healthcare, I was interested by this and I thought to myself, is it really possible that we reach a point where we can start curing any illness at all? People are making progress quite quickly in terms of advancements in drugs. There was a presentation which showed the effect of bone healing drugs that could be used in space which I thought was fascinating. If there are no orthopedic surgeons in space, drug therapy can be used to repair bones. I was also interested when the lady mentioned the effects of space on the internal organs of the body, and I agree that it’s necessary to understand the processes that take place.

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    1. I definitely agree with this. In healthcare, it is always important to document and take note of the patient, such as taking vital signs or writing down symptoms of a disease when trying to treat it. With that said, NASA wants to make sure all astronauts are healthy and safe before going up to space. Because of this, NASA documents information of the patients before and after going into space, to make sure they did not contract an illness. Additionally, this reminds me of Scott Kelly. He spent a year in space for research. His brother stayed on Earth while he stayed in space, and researchers were going to conduct an investigation to see changes between them. For this to happen, documentation has to take place. How can researchers and scientists conduct studies if there is no documentation taking place?

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  30. Space travel and all the progress being made each launch relates to my academy, multimedia, because it captures the importance of the whole experience. As mentioned in Ms. Bohn-Drake’s interview, she is able to find other people through social media, such as twitter, that are also fascinated about space travel. Additionally, as portrayed in the several videos, the information about the launch and space program is all documented through film and media. People need to document these historical moments, which is done through media. This opens up a lot of opportunities for people both interested in space and travelling there, but who also have a love for the different types of media. I found it really interesting while scrolling through the tweets about the event that while on the ISS, they are going to be studying lightning. This also proves how much we have not discovered and how much information is out there waiting for people to uncover it. Though we may think we know a lot about lightning, there is always a lot more things about it that we can learn about it and look back on. These space traveling experiences are truly eye-opening and show how much possibility is in the hands of the future.

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  31. The CRS- 10 Post launch directly correlates to my academy. Before watching the Pre-launch press briefing, I never knew that NASA is focusing towards exploration, trying to find ways microgravity can benefit life on Earth. Just like NASA and the Space X, healthcare providers help people all over the world, trying to find cures to diseases and treating patients with all different illnesses. Going off from the video, Space X caters towards life science, by sending research back down to the ground, that scientists can use to aid people in living a better life on Earth. While Space X is helping researchers and people live an efficient life, healthcare providers are curing patients of diseases and helping them live a longer life. Both Space X and healthcare providers are assisting people to live an advanced life. Moving on, one thing I found quite fascinating was that scientists are now able to breed plants on a spacecraft. I had no clue we had that technology and enough knowledge to know we are capable of doing something like that. Since there is no sunlight and no way a plant will be able to get natural light in space, I was very interested to know that there are many different LED lights used to portray the sun, to help the plant survive. I was even more intrigued to learn that these plants used on spacecrafts can produce CO2 and oxygen, which can definitely benefit the astronauts aboard. To conclude, I cannot believe the impact CRS-10 will have on not only the society, but Earth. I wonder what NASA will be able to accomplish in future years.

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    1. I agree with you and understand that part of healthcare is working with others to learn more. This is because, to solve something, people must work together. in history, it is proven that not a single person can discover everything. For example, the solution for an epidemic is to trace who has it, where it started, the numbers, the symptoms and much more. All these jobs take more then one person and as shown for the launch, many people have to work together to learn more and more.

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  32. I watched segments the video, "Press-briefing with NASA and SpaceX." Throughout this video I heard the speakers mention that they reused and improved launchpads. I found this topic to be interesting, because reusing launchpads can save a lot of money for future investments. The idea of reusing and improving launchpads is similar to my academy, design, since we are always improving our skills in different applications and work. I can also infer that these organizations have backup plans in case something fails, much like in design we usually have more than one sketch so there is a variety of good ideas to use. I look forward to NASA's future ideas.

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    1. Another great observation, part of why this launch was so historic is because it was from a historic launchpad! SpaceX originally wanted to build a brand new one, but that wouldn't have been as economic, nor as fascinating!

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  33. As I watched certain parts of the videos above, I began to notice times where they would talk about different experiments and investigations on these launches. It made me relate to my academy(Law and Public Safety) because when making a law, often times, previous court cases and different trials are referenced in order to have context in the law that is trying to be made. This in a sense works the same. In order to perform the right tasks without any mistakes, previous trials and experiments are referenced in order to build upon past mistakes, just like laws are made to prevent those mistakes. I also found it quite interesting that going into this I did not really know why things like the CRS-10 were launched into space in the first place. Afterwards, it was intriguing that they sent plants and many other things into space to see what would happen. I feel that if this research continues, it can benefit the Earth greatly.

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  34. Emma Amiaga 5B,

    My academy is also Multimedia and I too agree with these points. Technology is advancing faster than we can imagine and will reach no limits. As we can see in these sources, technology is taking us to new heights and providing us with crucial information in areas such as astronomy. Technology constitutes for things such as astronaut food, space suits resistant to the effects of outer space, the designing of rockets, and the math behind parameters of getting to and from space. Technology is seemingly taking over everything but this is not a bad thing. It's doing things like making sure we are able to live in space comfortably. This can help us expand our knowledge on other planets and our very own planet. I had a conversation with my peers recently about whether robots were going to grow to the point where they do our every day menial tasks for us or whether they will take over the jobs of doctors and surgeons. Technology is advancing and continuing efforts expanding the boundaries of where we can explore. Technology can be used for just about every thing at this point, as kayla mentioned not only is it advancing in outer space, but also in the media we consume. As stated before, balance is key.

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    1. This was as a reply to Kayla Einhorn's comment but I am not sure it shows up as so.

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    2. Can you give an example of one of the technological advancements you observed?

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  35. Reviewing the videos, I had noticed a relationship to healthcare in the first Press Briefing (44:25). There was a question about the functionality crystalline solution that they were bringing up, and the man addresses monoclonal antibody therapy, which is a therapy that exposes a patient's body to foreign antibodies, therefore strengthening the immune system. This therapy would have the patient have antibodies administered subcutaneously multiple times a week. With the products from the suspension, an injection would only be necessary to be given once, instead of countless times a month.

    What surprised me the most was how current the goods in the ISS were. They had jerseys from their favorite teams in the super bowl, which must have been given sometime in the past 3-4 months, but they are already launching another supply shuttle. I could not believe that the supply shuttles go out that often, probably only twice a year, instead of bimonthly.

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  36. As a student in healthcare, the ideas and purposes behind the CRS-10 launch are pretty significant. One thing that immediately came to mind as I watched these videos were that these people were setting up this launch with several aspects in mind. Not only were they going in prepared to their best ability, but they had a broad scope of what research they wanted to know. There were over 300 experiments that research would be done on at once. This reminded me of healthcare because for example when going in to meet a patient, one should be openminded but alert. This is very important and a huge part of finding objective data regarding the patient. The problem may not always be clear but with being alert and understanding something as simple as a patient's appearance, they can be treated. An example I remember, was that a patient was having a heart attack but wasn't able to decipher that that was what they were experiencing. They had symptoms such as sweating and uneasiness but nothing was as drastic as to show that they were experiencing a heart attack. The symptom that gave it away was their facial color and appearance. Their face was very pale and a grayish color. This ties back in to the launch because they are going in with an open mind but they have a broad scope of the things they want to learn and achieve. Additionally, one other thing that was mentioned was the environment outside of earth. This reminded me of homeostasis because that is all about maintaining a constant environment and so learning about the environment outside of earth can show how they can impact human bodies. For example, since the gravity principles don't apply the same, this can have an impact on the spine. Some other aspects they mentioned were protein crystallography, stem cell investigation, drug discovery, drug development, genetics, bacterial research, and telomere lengthening. The different fields in health care focus on each of these. For example, stem cell investigation is a pretty hot topic in the health care field because of moral ethics, uses, etc. Adding the aspect of outside Earth would show a whole new perspective to the topic. This would broaden the spectrum on which scientists have been studying. Something that shocked me was how many experiments these people are working on at once. 300 experiments to find research for is unbelievable! once again, as a student in healthcare, I was able to connect to many aspects in these videos.

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  38. After watching these videos, I have come to the conclusion that the attempt to launch the rocket into space through the CRS-10 mission to launch is directly correlated to business. This is true because business includes such a wide spectrum of daily life and money is something everybody deals with. To begin, Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla has now moved onto something greater than Earth - space. He is working on his new project SpaceX. This directly relates to business due to the fact that they need funds to create blueprints and actually make diagrams on paper come to life. Although he has not yet released the cost of the launch of CRS-10, it has been estimated to about two hundred million dollars! Without business, he would not have been able to make this a reality. Something I found fascinating was the crystal experiments they talked about. It was said to have crystals so small that the naked eye could not see it. They were going to help in the studies of microgravity which is awesome! The video mentioned that they can also help with the making of drugs and other medications which would really help people on Earth.

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  39. Akshat Jain, Block B5
    I am in the business/finance academy. These rocket launches relate to my academy because they need to be funded by the government or other private companies. Rockets such as the CRS-10 and the falcon wouldn't have been possible if it weren't for effective use of business strategies. As the demand and technology for rockets is increasing, the government spending on space-related funds has dramatically increased in the past few years. To me, what was shocking about all this news was that there are rockets being launched into space more than once a month. In addition, a company such as SpaceX, which relies little on government funding or other sources of funds is in the lead in space technology

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