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 Post subject: ISS Expedition 53
PostPosted: October 31st, 2017, 4:03 pm 
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At 9:10am CDT on NASA-TV3, Joe Acaba and Mark Vande Hei took part in an educational event with a school in Cleveland. On the 26th none other than Pope Francis "called in" to discuss weighty questions. Randy Bresnik mentioned how work on the ISS can touch the soul.

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https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2017/10/26/pope-francis-and-expedition-53-crew-exchange-thoughts-about-humanitys-deepest-and-oldest-questions/

Joe Acaba has a master's in geology from the University of Arizona and was a member of the USMC Reserves...
https://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/acaba-jm.pdf


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 Post subject: Re: ISS Expedition 53
PostPosted: December 12th, 2017, 10:20 am 
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There will be an in-flight educational event at 11:10am; it will be broadcast on both NASA-TVs.

Mark Vande Hei earned a master's in applied physics from Stanford; he is a VFW member...
https://www.nasa.gov/astronauts/biographies/mark-t-vande-hei/biography


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 Post subject: Re: ISS Expedition 53
PostPosted: December 13th, 2017, 6:56 pm 
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The Expedition 53 farewell and hatch closure is in a short while. Coverage on NASA-TV1 begins at 7:30pm, with the closure itself taking place at about 8pm...
https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2017/12/12/station-gets-ready-to-swap-two-crews-in-five-days/


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