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Frost in Space: Engineers and students help NASA keep orbiting science on ice

Recently, UAB Magazine visited UAB's Engineering and Innovative Technology Development group - Here is what they found.
 
"Near the edge of campus, a group of UAB engineers is designing and building the ultimate refrigerator.
 
But these appliances don’t come with ice makers, and you won’t find them for sale in Lowe’s or Home Depot. Instead, the fridges, created by the Engineering and Innovative Technology Development (EITD) team in the UAB School of Engineering, are headed for a loftier home aboard the International Space Station (ISS).
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Spx-11 Launch to Resupply ISS Crew with Hardware and Supplies

After a weather delay on Thursday June 1, 2017, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the Dragon spacecraft, launched from Kennedy Space Center on Saturday June 3, 2017 at 5:07 pm EDT. The Dragon spacecraft is transporting nearly 6,000 pounds of hardware, crew supplies, and scientific research to the International Space Station. This resupply mission is to support the Expedition 52 crew and the Expedition 53 crew members. Of the supplies and hardware onboard the Dragon, UAB's EITD group sent two Polar units (SN 014 and SN 016) and one Glacier to aid in scientific research on the ISS. The launch took place on launch pad 39A in Cape Canaveral, Florida and was the 100th launch from this pad.

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