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I’m curious how Rapidscat is going to be returned to earth since it was carried up in the trunk.
It depends on what you understand on returning to earth.

https://twitter.com/AusAndgie7/status/947904187735658496
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it will return to the Earth's atmosphere in very small pieces ;-)

I was being sarcastic about the tweet quoted

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iss054e002538 (Dec. 24, 2017) --- The SpaceX Dragon is pictured with the Canadarm2 robotic arm in the foreground and the Earth's limb in the background as the International Space Station soars into an orbital sunrise during Expedition 54.
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January 08, 2018
MEDIA ADVISORY M18-005

U.S. Cargo Spacecraft Set for Departure from International Space Station

After delivering more than 4,800 pounds of science and supplies to the International Space Station, a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft will depart the orbiting laboratory on Saturday, Jan. 13. NASA will provide live coverage of Dragon's departure beginning at 4:30 a.m. EST.

On Friday, Jan. 12, flight controllers will use the space station’s Canadarm2 robotic arm to detach Dragon from the Earth-facing side of the station's Harmony module. After Dragon is maneuvered into place, a ground-controlled command will release the spacecraft as NASA’s Expedition 54 Flight Engineers Joe Acaba and Scott Tingle monitor its departure at 5 a.m. Saturday.

Dragon’s thrusters will fire to move the spacecraft a safe distance from the station before SpaceX flight controllers in Hawthorne, California, command its deorbit burn. The spacecraft will splash down about 10:36 a.m. in the Pacific Ocean, where recovery forces will retrieve Dragon and approximately 4,100 pounds of cargo, including science samples from human and animal research, biology and biotechnology studies, physical science investigations and education activities. NASA will not provide coverage of the deorbit burn and splashdown.

NASA and the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the nonprofit organization that manages research aboard the U.S. national laboratory portion of the space station, will receive time-sensitive samples from experiments conducted aboard the station and begin working with researchers to process and distribute them within 48 hours of splashdown.

Dragon, the only space station resupply spacecraft capable of returning science and cargo to Earth, launched Dec. 15 on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida and arrived at the station Dec. 17 for the company’s 13th NASA-contracted commercial resupply mission to the station.
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Cross posting from the ISS science thread: http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Human_Spaceflight/Research/See-through_metals


"[R]esearchers looked at a stand-in for metals and found organic materials, carefully chosen to be transparent while solidifying like a metal.


A first batch of mixtures arrived at the Space Station on 18 December: succinonitrile, D-camphor and neopentyl glycol were delivered by a Dragon spacecraft inside a glass-wall cartridge together with a miniature toaster. This Bridgman furnace is similar to a conveyor-belt oven found in factories or fast-food restaurants. The cartridges pass through the heating element at an agonisingly slow pace: they take upwards of two days to travel 1 mm, but the experiment will run on its own for several weeks."
-DaviD-

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ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/8/2018

Dragon Operations: The crew continued with Dragon cargo loading operations.  They installed a Lithium Hydroxide (LiOH) filter into the Dragon vehicle to scrub CO2 after hatch closure and completed a checkout of the Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) Ultra High Frequency (UHF) Communication Unit (CUCU) Crew Command Panel (CCP) in preparation for Dragon release operations.  Dragon hatch closure and unberth is scheduled for January 12 with release scheduled on January 13.


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ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/10/2018

Dragon Release On Board Training (OBT):  This morning, the crew performed onboard training for this weekend’s upcoming release of the SpaceX-13 Dragon capsule.  The training included the use of the Robotics On-Board Trainer (ROBoT) and a private conference with ground-based trainers.

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According to NASA "ISS On-Orbit Status Report", today Dragon cargo ops: Dragon Unberth (Egress, Node-2 vestibule ops, depress, unberth)

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Today's crew activities:
Late load return cargo stowed in Dragon
Dragon's hatch closure

Vestibule ops:
Atmosphere Revitalisation System (ARS) hose removed.
Two 1553 data cables demated.
Two power jumpers demated.
Two Data & Power Jumpers removed.
Installation of 4 CPA "Control Panel Assemblies"
Node-2 "Harmony" hatch close
Vestibule depress and leak check.
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NASA TV coverage:
"4:30 a.m., Saturday, January 13 - Coverage of the Departure of the SpaceX/Dragon CRS-13 Cargo Craft from the ISS (Release scheduled at 5 a.m. EST) (all channels)"

https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/us-cargo-spacecraft-set-for-departure-from-international-space-station

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NRC Quest is heading out for recovery tomorrow morning.

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Flight controllers @NASA_Johnson & @csa_asc just unberthed the @SpaceX Dragon from @Space_Station You can see #Canadarm2 move the Dragon away in this timelapse. Nice and gently. Next they will move to the overnight park position.  #gospacerobots

https://twitter.com/kam_bahrami/status/951952278289899520

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https://www.nasa.gov/feature/nasa-science-to-return-to-earth-aboard-spacex-dragon-spacecraft-0

"Mice from NASA’s Rodent Research-6 study also will return live to Earth for additional study."

Is this the first time living creatures have returned on a Dragon?

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https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/951958563886309376

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After a month-long stay at the @Space_Station, Dragon returns home tomorrow with ~4,100 pounds of @NASA cargo and research materials. https://go.nasa.gov/2DsTQ53

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Dragon C108.2 Hazard Area of Saturday's reentry.

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Dragon spacecraft already unberth...

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In "parking" position, for the night...
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