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You were really shining, Abby!
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A highlight of my year so far has been attending the ‪#‎EastKootenay‬ ‪#‎Sciencefair‬ in ‪#‎Cranbrook‬ ‪#‎BristishColumbia‬ ‪#‎Canada.‬
The kids at this fair were so excited about science and space, had terrific questions and were so much fun to talk with after my presentations.
‪#‎JourneyToMars‬ ‪#‎MarsGeneration‬ ‪#‎FutureOfSpace‬ +Canadian Space Agency Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF) - Expo-sciences pancandienne (ESPC)
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My mom is the best! She is my biggest supporter and has been with me every step of the way on my ‪#‎JourneyToMars‬ even at the +Shorty Awards last night! Thanks mom!

‪#‎MarsOrBust2030‬
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Q.pechos.tan.grandes.la.del.bestido.
Corto.muy.sabroa.ypresiosa.Saludos🌹💕👫 
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I had a lot of fun yesterday at the +Shorty Awards brunch! It was a great chance to meet some of the judges and finalists and also the founders of the awards too.
One person I met was Kathy Zucker who won a shorty award last year and is a judge this year. As you can see Kathy is a lot of fun to hang out with!
‪#‎ShortyAwards‬ ‪#‎TeenHero‬
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L+141-144: Logbook

Well, as you might have heard, Dragon’s arrival has been delayed a few days. Had the launch occurred on Monday, it would already be berthed to Node 2 right now and we would already have opened the hatch and started to get urgent cargo out.

But hey, in the space business flexibility is paramount! The launch slipped by one day, delaying arrival to ISS by two days… that’s orbital mechanics and phasing angles for you.

But if you think that we had two free days while waiting for Dragon to come knock at our door, I’m afraid you’re not acquainted with the folks who run the ISS ops: they always have a slip plan! A launch is delayed? Voila’, old plan is taken out, new plan is put in. Ready? Go! Yes, whenever things heavily depend on an inherently uncertain event like the launch of a rocket, mission managers, flight directors and planners always fully prepare two plans: that requires a lot of extra work on the ground, but it ensures that no precious crew time on ISS is wasted.

In this case they had pretty major plans in store for the case of launch slip. I kind of got that feeling on Tuesday already: when they give you one full hour to study a procedure you’ll do the next day and then they give you another hour to gather hardware you will need for that procedure and then they tell you not to bother taking tools out of the toolbox, just take the entire drawer instead… when all that happens you start to think that you’re going to get your hands dirty on some major work. Which I love!

While Terry and Scott were busy on their own major activity with the EVA suits, I spent the day in Node 3 reconfiguring the intermodule ventilation ducting in preparation of moving the PMM module later this year from Node 1 nadir to Node 3 forward. Basically, we need a way to get ventilation to PMM in its future new location. Never thought if would be possible to fit so many bags full of hardware in Node 3, in the pretty cramped space between ARED and the toilet cabin, but somehow it worked. And at 2 am Houston-time specialists on the ground were ready to support, with a ground model of the equipment to replicate any issues had we run into problems. Fortunately, with the exception of a couple of stuck fasteners , everything went smoothly: kudos to the team for having such a great, user-friendly procedure ready!

Dragon slip also carved some time to work on the European Modular Cultivation System in Columbus. I got to de-install a number of modules called Rotor Based Life Support Systems –self-contained boxes that are attached on the rotors of this facility. They will hitch a ride to Earth on Dragon and they will be refurbished and launched again in the future to support future plant experiments.

Ah, I also worked a little on a Kubik, the stand-alone centrifuge/incubators that we sometimes operate in Columbus for experiments on cell cultures. I wrapped up the experiment Stem Cells Differentiation by moving the experiment containers to cold stowage and downlinking Kubik data to the ground. As the name suggests, this experiment studies human mesenchymal stem cells, which can differentiate into several cell types to build bone, fat, cartilage, musles, tendons. Now, if you’re a stem cell and you have all this choice, how do you know into what you need to differentiate? What are going to be when you “grow up”? That depends on what kind of signals you get from so-called signaling molecules. Vitamin-D is one of those signaling molecules and in particular we know that it is involved in telling stem cells to turn into bone cells. Bone loss is a big issue in microgravity, as you know, so this experiment observes the effectiveness of the Vitamin D signaling by comparing stem cells differentiation in presence or absence of Vitamin D. Pretty cool, ah?

By the way, not sure how much sunlight you get where you live (we don’t get much up here), but if you haven’t done so already and get a chance, at your next blood draw it can’t hurt to check you Vitamin D levels!

Futura mission website (Italian): Avamposto42
avamposto42.esa.int

  #SamLogbook +futura42 

(Trad IT)  Traduzione in italiano a cura di +AstronautiNEWS 
qui: http://www.astronautinews.it/tag/logbook

(Trad FR) Traduction en français par +Anne Cpamoa ici: https://spacetux.org/cpamoa/category/traductions/logbook-samantha

(Trad ES) Tradducción en español por +Carlos Lallana Borobio 
aqui: http://laesteladegagarin.blogspot.com.es/search/label/SamLogBook

(Trad DE)  Deutsch von http://www.logbuch-iss.de
 
 
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among those who fly to the sky is like the very first name i could catch is miss christoffretti is it a name from the italians or where from earth is the name from .
any way how is life as an asatronaut?
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A picture of me and my mom with two of our gracious hosts in ‪#‎Cranbrook‬ ‪#‎BristishColumbia‬. Carol and Chris had a BBQ with the ‪#‎sciencefair‬ committee for us, took us out to dinner our first night and Chris was our driver the entire weekend. We called him the muscle as we decided he was also my body guard. He's very scary looking. :)
‪#‎Canada‬ ‪#‎StemEducation‬ ‪#‎Stem‬ Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF) - Expo-sciences pancandienne (ESPC)
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Hi friend you have a beautiful family picture i just cant send mine any way but thats very friendly of you .so how is life in canada .minnesota and british colombia? is all ok their?
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I've narrowed my college choices down to two. Wellesley College and Carleton College - the choice was based mainly on their amazing science departments (including the access to lab positions for undergrads with profs) and record for feeding students into science PhD programs. I'm excited to be visiting both schools in the next few weeks and look forward to sharing those visits with everyone here! Thanks for all your advice and support! 

#MarsOrBust2030
#JourneyToMars
#Wellesley2019 #Carleton2019
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+yusuf jallow you will need to apply to schools and then get accepted and register. 
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I've made my college decision and have officially committed! I'm excited and proud to be joining the amazing woman at #WellesleyCollege as part of the class of 2019. #wellesley2019
I have been so deeply touched with the number of students, faculty, staff and alumnae as well as friends of #Wellesley students and graduates who have reached out to tell me their experiences, answer questions and connect.

I know this is the right place for me - not just a good choice - the right choice.

Thank you to everyone who has been a part of my #JourneyToMars thus far providing me with inspiration and supporting me along the way. I look forward to bringing you all along with me during the next 4 years of my journey and sharing my Wellesley #College experience with you!

In these photos you will see the online commitment form that I just filled out. A photo of me standing next to a photo of #astronaut #PamelaMelroy who is a 1983 #Wellesleyalumnae. I am also standing next to assistant professor #WesleyWatters B.S., M.S., Ph.D. from @MIT who is a #planetaryscientist and #Mars expert - Wes met with me to show me the #WhitinObservatory and talk to me about attending Wellesley and what opportunities I would have. He was excited about #astronautabby because they do a monthly public open house at the #Observatory and that will be a a great place for me to connect with local teachers, kids and the community to build my outreach within the community which is important to me.

And look at that #telescope - I can't wait to get to be a part of their astronomy work!


I plan on majoring in #AstroPhysics and #Microbiology but that could change! I love science - all sciences and can't wait to take more classes!

#classof2019 #marsorbust #MarsGeneration #marsorbust2030 #Nasa #aspiringastronaut #FutureOfSpace #Massachusett -#Boston #stem #stemeducation #SpaceStemFuture #OrbitalATK #AbigailHarrison #AbbyHarrison 
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Congratulations! :0)
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Astronaut +Mike Massimino discusses my flag patch with me on the red (teal) carpet at the ‪#‎ShortyAwards‬ - it was so much fun meeting Mike and presenting with him. He is really funny and was very encouraging of my path to being a ‪#‎NASA‬ astronaut and ‪#‎MarsOrBust2030‬ ‪#‎JourneyToMars‬
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What can I say? Meeting +Bill Nye The Science Guy is kind of a big deal for me!!! He's amazing!
‪#‎shortyawards‬ +Shorty Awards 
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+Michael Bond of course Neil is on my list. I was hoping this would be my chance. Next time! 
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This just in! I will be presenting at the Shorty Awards tonight with Astronaut +Mike Massimino who was the first astronaut to use Twitter in space!

We will be presenting both the #ScienceAward‬  and the #GreenAward  in the first half of the show. Watch the show live at www.ShortyAwards.com starting at 7pm ET to find out if I get to meet +Bill Nye, #NeildeGrasseTyson and/or +Mark Ruffalo(all nominees in these categories!)

Needless to say I am very excited to be a presenter and also to be a finalist for the #TeenHero Award!

Some more fun details about the show tonight!
This year's ceremony will be hosted by #RachelDratch !

+Panic! At The Disco will be performing live!

Finalists this year include #ChrisPratt ,  +Taylor Swift, #EllenDegeneres ,   #NeiPatrickHarris , #MindyKaling , +Beyoncé, #AnnaKendrick , #LaverneCox , +The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, +Grace Helbig, +Zoella,   #LoganPaul , #BrittanyFurlan , #JeromeJarre , +Hannibal Buress,   #JennySlate  and more.

Presenters include +Kevin Jonas, +Wyclef Jean, #Bill Nye  , +Alton Brown, +Emily Kinney, +Casey Neistat, +Jimmy Tatro,   #JohnnyGWeir , #MissTeenUSA , #ThomasSanders , and #TylerOakley  

#shortyawards   #shortyaward   #JourneyToMars   #MarsOrBust2030  
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Congrats Abby! You may even get to meet one of these guys in person......... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57xyE_5YwJI (watch from 15:00)
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Great timing for ‪#‎AstroSamantha‬ to share a photo of ‪#‎BritishColumbia‬ from space as I just returned from ‪#‎Cranbrook‬ Sunday! It's as beautiful on the ground as it is in space! This is a photo of ‪#‎Vancouver‬ which is about a 10 hour drive from where I was visiting.
‪#‎PhotosFromSpace‬ ‪#‎ISS‬ ‪#‎SamanthaCristoforetti‬ ‪#‎Canada‬ ‪#‎Canadian‬ ‪#‎EastKootenay‬
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hi miss christoffretti its been a while and how was vancouver are you having a happy life down their.?
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I'm a 17 yo aspiring astronaut with a goal to be part of the first crew to Mars. I am also running a worldwide outreach program called the #FutureOfSpace for info go to: http://astronautabby.com/space
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I'm a girl with a dream. I want to someday be an astronaut. But it doesn’t stop there, I plan on being part of the first crew to Mars. I know my dream is big, but with some hardwork and a ton of support from people around the world I know it will come true. 

My Google+ page will be a mixture of updates on my journey and other interesting space and STEM information. As much as reaching my dream is important to me, it's equally important that I share and inspire other kids to reach for their dreams too!