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  Posted: Jul 5, 2012 5:23 PM
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A look at today's Sun. The red 304 angstroms view is at 50,000 degrees K and the turquoise 131 angstroms is at 10,000,000 degrees K. Today alone we have had 8 M-class solar flares. How exciting to be a solar observing spacecraft! #NASA #SDO #Sun #SpaceWeather #Space #Astronomy

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User Image camillaspacechicken Posted: Jan 24, 2015 1:25 AM (UTC)
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User Image camillaspacechicken Posted: May 27, 2014 2:31 PM (UTC)
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Behind us is the Soyuz TMA-13M - this sweet rocket will take Astro Reid Wiseman, Alexander Gerst and Cosmonaut Maxim Suraev to the International Space Station. Launch is scheduled in less than 30 hours!
The Soyuz itself consists of four major parts; the Orbital Module, the Descent Module, the Instrumentation and Propulsion Module and the Solar Arrays.
The Oribal Module is a pressurized sphere with a volume of about 240 cubit feet (or 6.5 cubic meters). The crew uses this module for operations during the orbital phase of the mission. The Orbital Module separates from the Descent Module following the deorbit maneuver and disintegrates during entry into the atmosphere.
The Descent Module contains the crew for ascent and descent and has all the controls and displays needed for all critical flight activities. It also contains life support provisions and batteries for the descent phase of the mission, as well as primary and backup parachutes and the landing rockets. The habitable volume is about 141 cubic feet (or four cubic meters). #NASA #ESA #Roscosmos #Rocket #Soyuz #Exp40 #Exp41 #launch #STEM
User Image camillaspacechicken Posted: May 9, 2014 8:49 PM (UTC)
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NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory's latest #STEM comic is out and I am making a cameo. "The Sun and the Water Cycle". Free download here: #nasa #sun #water #science #weather #rain #comic
User Image camillaspacechicken Posted: May 4, 2014 6:17 PM (UTC)
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User Image camillaspacechicken Posted: Apr 22, 2014 8:27 PM (UTC)
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For Earth Day today - today’s Earth (North America) as seen by the NOAA GOES-East satellite and today’s Sun by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. Let’s, together, take care of our Planet. #EarthDay #GlobalSelfie #Space #STEM #EarthDay2014
User Image camillaspacechicken Posted: Apr 22, 2014 8:23 PM (UTC)
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Are you celebrating Earth Day? Where is your #GlobalSelfie then? Hello from Frankfurt, Germany. I am having a wonderful time here with #LittlePinkDragon #EarthDay #EarthDay2014 #Germany #Frankfurt #STEM
User Image camillaspacechicken Posted: Apr 18, 2014 11:42 PM (UTC)
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User Image camillaspacechicken Posted: Apr 18, 2014 9:27 PM (UTC)
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I watched today’s SpaceX launch with my friend #PinkDragon here at the Neumann’s home in Germany. Was very exciting. Did you catch this beautiful supply mission launch to the International Space Station? #STEM #rocket #launch #ISS #Space #SpaceX
User Image camillaspacechicken Posted: Apr 16, 2014 6:26 PM (UTC)
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I have been told that I am “butt-heavy”. Well, it sure comes in handy when you need some space for a cool patch! Thanks to the Nicola at the European Space Agency; I am ready for Exp40/41 launch in 41 days… #ESA #Space #STEM #patch #Fashion #cool #fun
User Image camillaspacechicken Posted: Apr 16, 2014 6:23 PM (UTC)
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Yours truly was getting some maintenance work done! Sometimes it really pays of having a little more real-estate back there! I have always said that I am a tad butt heavy - and not from all the cupcakes and chocolates. It's pretty much all muscles from Train Like an Astronaut!
The wonderful Nicola put an ESA patch on my suit. Of course that is in preparation for ESA Astronaut Alexander Gerst's launch the end of May. Astro Alex and NASA's Astro Reid will travel to space for the first time. Their Commander Cosmo Maxim has been to the ISS before.
Oh also, a I had some boot-repair-work done. It's hard to find shoes my size as it is. So sometimes a creative fix has to come to the rescue.
I will be making my way to Baikonur for their Soyuz launch and will be representing my beloved Expedition 40/41 members.
BTW, Nicola has very calm hands. She did not poke me once with that needle! On the flip side, sitting down is a little more hard now! That patch is stiff! #ESA #STEM #EXP40 #Germany #Fun
User Image camillaspacechicken Posted: Apr 16, 2014 3:44 PM (UTC)
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Hello from the European Space Agency ESOC in Darmstadt, Germany. I got patched up while here! What do I mean by that? I will show you soon. #esa #space #europe #germany #darmstadt #stem #bratwurst
User Image camillaspacechicken Posted: Apr 13, 2014 5:27 AM (UTC)
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European Space Agency's Paxi and I in Rome. Together we do #STEM education and show how much fun science really is. #esa #paxi #mascot #rome #italy #lucatweetup
User Image camillaspacechicken Posted: Apr 12, 2014 6:12 PM (UTC)
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Oh my! I am at the Vatican Observatory and getting an incredible tour of this old observatory of the Vatican City State, founded in 1891, their history going back to 1582. #stem #observatory #vatican #rome #italy #history
User Image camillaspacechicken Posted: Apr 11, 2014 3:18 PM (UTC)
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Ciao from Rome! We have arrived, already done some sightseeing and now we are doing the #Lucatweetup here with the wonderful people from the European Space Agency (ESA). We are here at ESRIN, known as the ESA Centre for Earth Observation, is one of the five ESA specialised centres situated in Europe. Located in Frascati, a small town 20 km south of Rome in Italy, ESRIN was established in 1966 and first began acquiring data from environmental satellites in the 1970s.
Earth Observation data has grown in importance as more and more international and national agencies recognise the many uses to which it can be put. Satellites for Earth observation keep a constant watch over the Earth and the data they provide help to safeguard the planet in which we live.

Since 2004, ESRIN has been the headquarters for ESA's Earth Observation activities.

And we will be spending some time with the One-And-Only-And-Too-Cool-For-A-Dry-Spacesuit Astornaut Luca Parmitano.
Luca's a very experienced pilot with the Italian air force. He was selected as one of six new ESA astronauts in 2009. He completed his first mission to the ISS – the Volare mission – as part of Expedition 36/37, in 2013, spending May-November in orbit. His second EVA, in July 2013, was aborted after just over an hour due to a malfunction in his spacesuit, which resulted in his helmet partly filling with water. #ESA #ESRIN #LucaTweetup #Social #Rome #Italy #STEM #astronaut #fun
User Image camillaspacechicken Posted: Apr 10, 2014 5:08 PM (UTC)
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Are you celebrating Yuri’s Night on April 12? You should! Why? Because getting the first human into Space was a huge accomplishment and started an incredible new era. Let’s all remember Yuri Gagarin and celebrate. Find a party near you:
We have Yuri's Night shirts! Thanks Angeliki Kanellopoulou! #STEM #Yuri #Gagarin #Russia #Space #Science #YurisNight #YN2014 #Fun
User Image camillaspacechicken Posted: Apr 3, 2014 9:00 PM (UTC)
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Hello from Boston! Wow, look what I got to see! This is an Eurasian Eagle-owl. They combine fast and powerful flights with shallow wing beats and long, fast glides. They also soar on updrafts, displaying a type of flight similar to that of soaring hawks like the Red-tailed Hawk. Eurasian Eagle-owls are among the world's largest owls and their pumpkin orange eyes and feathery ear tufts make them one of the most striking owls in the world. Their wingspan is between 5-6 feet and they are about 2 1/2 feet long, weighting up to 9 lbs. Their scientific name is Bubo Bubo! LOL #NSTA14 #NSTA #Boston #STEM #animal #science #wow
User Image camillaspacechicken Posted: Apr 3, 2014 3:13 PM (UTC)
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Three Einstein Fellows and yours truly. I am mimicking their facial expressions. #nsta14 #nsta #boston #chickenface
User Image camillaspacechicken Posted: Apr 3, 2014 3:02 PM (UTC)
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Space Camp Alumni - hello from #NSTA14 conference in Boston. Getting to see many of my science teacher friends. #STEM is truly even more awesome with educators like these fine people. #boston #teacher #education #spacecamp #science #nsta
User Image camillaspacechicken Posted: Mar 27, 2014 2:46 PM (UTC)
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Oh! Look what my dear teacher friend Janelle Harrier Wilson just found in her school's media center?
I will be seeing Janelle and many other teacher friends next week at NSTA in Boston. Are you ready Jennifer Cheesman, Kaci Pilcher Heins and Ljo Hammer?

Who else will be there?

The NSTA is the National Science Teacher Association and they have been helping science educators for close to 70 years. NSTA also helps connecting teachers with each other - in person and online! Ultimately, it is about the kids and getting them excited about STEM!
#NSTA14 #STEM #Boston #teacher #Science #NSTA #conference #Ripley #BelieveItOrNot #Fun
User Image camillaspacechicken Posted: Mar 25, 2014 3:14 PM (UTC)
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Today, this gentleman, together with Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev will be launching to the International Space Station!

Steve flew on STS-117 Atlantis (June 8-22, 2007) delivering the second starboard truss segment, the third set of U.S. solar arrays, batteries and associated equipment. This successful construction and repair mission involved four spacewalks by two teams of astronauts. Steve accumulated 13 hours and 45 minutes of EVA in 2 spacewalks. The mission also delivered and returned with an expedition crew member. STS-117 returned to land at Edwards Air Force Base, California, having traveled 5.8 million miles in 14 days.

Steve aslo flew on STS-119 Discovery (March 15-28, 2009) delivering the final starboard truss segment, S6. As part of S6, the fourth and final set of U.S. solar arrays, batteries and associated equipment were also delivered, installed and deployed. This very successful construction mission consisted of three spacewalks conducted by three astronauts, two at a time. Steve accumulated 12 hours and 37 minutes of EVA in 2 spacewalks. STS-119 landed at the Kennedy Space Center after traveling 5.3 million miles in 13 days. #NASA #Space #STEM #ISS #Astronaut #Rocket #launch #Science