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Bright and early this morning, a SpaceX #Dragon cargo vehicle departed its month-long home on the International Space Station (). Astronauts Joe Acaba and Scott Tingle of NASA released the spacecraft from the station's robotic arm at 4:58 a.m. EST. Dragon, the only space station resupply spacecraft currently able to return to Earth intact, carried nearly 4,100 pounds of cargo and science experiments back to our home planet.
Currently, six humans are living and working on the space station, which orbits our planet at 17,500 mph. Located 250 miles above Earth, the crew conducts important science and research that will help send us deeper into the solar system than ever before.
Credit: NASA
#nasa #space #spacex #spacecraft #science #research #depart #orbit #earth #crew #astronauts #video #departure #cargo #experiments

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"We posted more than 360 images and videos to our Instagram account in 2017. This video showcases the 10 most liked posts from the year. From images of our beautiful planet Earth to the 2017 total solar eclipse, we shared the universe with our more than 29 million followers on Instagram. Which one is your favorite?

Thank you for a spectacular year!

Credit: NASA
#nasa #space #like #2017 #year #newyear #images #instagram #beautiful #earth #blackhole #spacestation #astronauts #science #solarsystem"
#thatsciencelife
source: @nasa

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