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Interactive video lesson plan for: Live from the Space Station: Unpacking OPALS

Activity overview:

Watch live from the International Space Station as JPL's OPALS lasercomm instrument is unpacked from the Dragon spacecraft by a robotic arm.

OPALS, the Optical Payload for Lasercomm Science, is a technology demonstration that will beam HD video from space to Earth via laser light.

For more info on OPALS, visit http://phaeton.jpl.nasa.gov/external/projects/optical.cfm

Fore more info on the International Space Station, including when and where to look to see it in the sky, go to http://www.nasa.gov/iss

Join the conversation online with the hashtag #OPALS

Tagged under: International Space Station (Satellite),NASA (Organization),Jet Propulsion Laboratory (Business Operation),JPL (Organization),OPALS,Laser (Invention)

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