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Get into some SpaceX and space station news. This mission was a couple days late. It was scheduled to take place on Wednesday. And then it slipped to Friday to give NASA some time to resolve some electrical issues that are on the international space station in the issue was a main bus. Switching unit. The m b s you which is a component of the ISS United States orbital segment electrical power system, and they got that all fixed up. So next thing that they was launched. This SpaceX falcon nine rocket with the capsule on top of it to take supplies to the international space station in in that capsule. The pressurize section had three thousand three hundred forty four pounds of equipment and supplies in further on in the unpressurised capsule. There's two thousand one hundred and twenty eight pounds so altogether. There's five thousand four hundred seventy two pounds that were launched on top of this rocket incentives to the international space station. The pressurized section of cargo head one thousand six hundred one pounds of scientific equipment and experiments, and that's researched that C R S seventeen will deliver to the station includes tissue chips in space. It sounds like potato chips, which would be delicious for astronauts and space, but it's actually not it's an investigation that will use three dimensional cultures of human tissue to study, how cells respond to factors such as drugs or diseases in microgravity, you definitely don't want to eat that and another experiments on board, which is called the photo bio reactor, it's a study that uses biological processes as part of the life support system of future long duration space missions. And that experiment will, cultivate, microscopic algae Clara vulgarities aboard the space station's destiny laboratory, the LG consumed carbon dioxide and give off oxygen while also producing nutritional biomass that can be consumed by astronauts, so think about this. If we could make food in space from these algae's a week do long-term spaceflights with just the food. That's in there. It could continue. To produce food for as long as it's on the space station for or for as long as it's on the long-term space vessel. And these are the building blocks is the first phases of these kind of experiments, so we're gonna know in the future, you know, in the next couple years, or so how this actually turns out, and if these algae's will actually be ready for human consumption for long-term

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