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Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata talks about the Earth from the International Space Station's Cupola.

Koichi Wakata and his fellow Expedition 39 crew members share a meal in the Zvezda Service Module.

Koichi Wakata and Rick Mastracchio conduct a session with a pair of bowling-ball-sized free-flying satellites known as Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites, or SPHERES.

Koichi Wakata performed a voice communication checkout via Inter-orbit Communication System (ICS) link with Tsukuba Space Center. ICS provides an direct network between the JEM and the Tsukuba Space Center in Japan through JAXA's Data Relay Test Satellite (DRTS).

JAXA astronaut Koichi Wakata introducing how food, drinks and clothing for long-duration stay are stowed on the ISS.

ARCUS and PolarTREC Program

"NASA/GSFC has a requirement for participation in the PolarTREC (Teachers and Researcher Exploring and Collaborating)program. PolarTREC is a program in which K-12 teachers spend 2-6 weeks participating in hands on field research experience in the polar regions. NASA/GSFC intends to purchase the services from Arctic Research Consortium of The United States (ARCUS). Participating projects, such as IceBridge, are selected through competitive proposals that are selected by a panel. IceBridge submitted a proposal and has been selected to participate in the PolarTREC (Teachers and Researchers Exploring and Collaborating). The PolarTREC program is manage by the Arctic Research Consortium of the United States and housed in Fairbanks, Alaska. ARCUS is a member consortium of educational and scientific institution that have a substantial commitment to arctic research. There is no other organization or vendor that offers this kind of specialized education and outreach program for polar research." More

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