HOUSTON — NanoRacks, LLC, plans to improve astronaut training for its MixStix science canisters, to avoid a repeat of an activation failure involving 15 student experiments launched to the International Space Station in May. All 15 of the MixStix canisters flown on behalf of the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE) failed to activate. This was discovered after the canisters returned to Earth aboard the Soyuz 29 mission spacecraft that descended in ...


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