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Colleton County Middle School Students

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Colleton County Middle School sixth grade students prepare equipment for their Milk in Microgravity investigation that will fly aboard the SpaceX CRS-5 cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. Image released Jan. 5, 2015.

APEX-03 Experiments Prepared

NASA/Trent Smith

Shawn Stephens (left), APEX project engineer, and Allison Mjoen, payload integration engineer, prepare samples of one of the APEX-03 experiments at a laboratory at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The experiments will fly aboard the SpaceX CRS-5 cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station.

BRIC-20 Experiments Preparation

NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis

Inside a laboratory in the Space Station Processing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, technician Donny Houze prepares the BRIC-20 experiments, which will fly aboard the SpaceX CRS-5 cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. Image released Nov. 25, 2014.

APEX-03-1 Experiment Plants

Courtesy of Dr. Elison Blancaflor, The Noble Foundation

Arabidopsis thaliana, or mouse-ear cress plants, sit in a gel-filled square petri dish for the APEX-03-1 experiment, which will fly aboard the SpaceX CRS-5 cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. Image released Nov. 25, 2014.

Plant Samples for the BRIC-20 Experiments

NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis

Plant samples for the BRIC-20 experiments are being prepared for integration into petri dish fixation unites inside a lab at the Space Station Processing Facility. The experiments will fly aboard the SpaceX CRS-5 cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. Image released Nov. 25, 2014.

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