"It sets a new bar for the amount of research we've been able to get" on a cargo flight, said Dan Hartman, deputy manager of the worldwide space station. A supercomputer will be brought into the orbit to help astronauts on missions in the open space.
Research materials flying inside the Dragon's pressurized area include an experiment to grow large crystals of leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2), a protein believed to be the greatest genetic contributor to Parkinson's disease.
Founder Elon Musk had had a tendency to over-promise in terms of schedules for his spacecraft hardware, and during the last month he has had to pull back on his Mars ambitions.
The Spaceborne Computer is built on HPE's Apollo 40 system, a high-density server racks that houses the compute, storage and networking in one case, much like a hyperconverged system.
During the next year, the spaceborne computer will continuously run through a set of computing benchmarks to determine its performance over time. One is the Cosmic Ray Energetics and Mass (CREAM) instrument, which will measure the charge of particles traveling through space.
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About 60 percent of respondents said they could not - this share amounts to approximately one-quarter of Americans overall. That's based on the president's current approval rating - which the Monmouth University poll pegs at 41 percent.
In the case of Mars, and further explorations, faster communication mediums with reduced latencies would be required. But travel a bit further into the ether-to Mars, for instance-and it becomes much more hard to keep in touch: It could take up to 20 minutes for someone on the Red Planet to contact Earth, and another 20 minutes to receive a response.
Last February, the Dubai native was chosen as the victor of the country's Genes In Space competition, pitched to young students to design DNA experiments that address challenges in space exploration.
Speaking of the achievement, Dr Fatima Al Aydaroos of the United Arab Emirates Space Agency said: "Alia has been a very good role model by doing what is her passion, and I have no doubt she will be an astronaut in the near future".
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