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Rapid Freeze Operations on the ISS

On April 2 Astronaut Anne McClain began the Rapid Freeze Operations on board the International Space Station. She completed the set up and operation of the new Glovebox Freezer within the Life Sciences Glovebox (LSG). The Glovebox Freezer successfully reached the set point temperature of -185°C before returning to ambient temperature. The functional setup and checkout was a complete success in preparation for future science experiments on the ISS.  The UAB EITD Group will serve as coordinators for the NASA Rapid Freeze Operations out of the Remote Operations Control Center here at UAB EITD. This was the first time EITD was enabled on space to ground (spoke directly to the astronaut crew) to provide support throughout the activity. 

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New Rapid Freezer to Launch to the ISS on SpaceX CRS-16

"When SpaceX launches its resupply mission to the International Space Station in early December, it will include a unique device created by the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s engineers. With the development of the new device, scientific experiments conducted in space may never be the same.

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