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SpaceX CRS-10 Resupply Mission to the ISS

On February 19, 2017 at 9:39:00 am ET, SpaceX CRS-10, a cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS), lifted off from Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center. SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, carrying the Dragon spacecraft, is to deliver approximately 5,500 lbs, including 1 Glacier unit, 2 Polar units, and 1 MERLIN unit that were prepared for launch at UAB EITD. After docking, there will be a total of 12 units from UAB on orbit (5 Glaciers, 3 Polars, and 4 MERLINS). Over the next month the crew members will unpack the new cargo and reload it to return to Earth. The cargo returning to Earth at the end of March after undocking includes 1 Glacier unit, 3 Polar units, and 1 MERLIN unit.

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EITD Completes Successful AS9100 Recertification Audit

Our organization's Quality Management System is certified to AS9100 Revision C. Surveillance assessments for our AS9100 certification are performed annually and are intended to assure ongoing conformity and demonstrate that our quality management system remains effective and encourages continual improvement. This year, an external re-certification audit for our AS9100 certification was performed by Smithers Quality Assessments in November. The recertification process is tedious and our quality assurance lead, Chad Duke, did a wonderful job preparing the team for another sucessfull recertification audit.

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