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International Space Station Imagery
Chris Cassidy
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ISS036-E-015549 (5 July 2013) --- In the International Space Station's Kibo laboratory, NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, Expedition 36 flight engineer, watches as he devotes some time with the long-running SPHERES experiment, also known as Synchronized Position Hold Engage and Reorient Experimental Satellites. The experiment is run in conjunction with students who program bowling ball-sized satellites using algorithms. The free-floating satellites are programmed to perform maneuvers potentially influencing the design of future missions.

Curator: JSC PAO Web Team | Responsible NASA Official: Amiko Kauderer | Updated: 07/09/2013
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