On May 4th 2019 SpaceX launched the 17th Commercial Resupply Mission to the ISS (CRS-17). The Dragon cargo capsule was filled with more than 5,500 lbs of supplies, payloads, and science, including one MERLIN and one Polar unit designed and built by UAB EITD. This was the second time this particular dragon capsule had flown, it had visited the space station in August 2017 for CRS-12. The capsule will remain installed at the ISS for approximately 4 weeks before coming back to Earth. EITD engineers Dan Connor and Melissa Dooley were there along with the Jacobs team to assist in prepping and loading the MERLIN and Polar units for launch.

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