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NASA Downlink Offers Out of This World Experience 

Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 53 Flight Engineer Mark Vande Hei of NASA discussed life and work aboard the complex during an in-flight question and answer session Dec. 12 with a variety of students representing schools in the West Sound STEM Network, including students from the South Kitsap School District. Vande Hei is in the midst of a five-month mission on the station, conducting research involving hundreds of experiments from international investigators. (Note: conversation begins at 1 minute 20 seconds)