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ISS Astronaut Chris Cassidy Visits Marshall Space Flight Center

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Astronaut Chris Cassidy visits MSFC on Wednesday, Jan. 22. (Photo: Beth Jett/WHNT News 19)

Astronaut Chris Cassidy visits MSFC on Wednesday, Jan. 22. (Photo: Beth Jett/WHNT News 19)

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (WHNT) – Astronaut Chris Cassidy, who lived and worked six months as an Expedition 36 flight engineer aboard the International Space Station, visited NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville on Wednesday.

During his time aboard the station, Cassidy worked on hundreds of research experiments and science investigations that will have benefits for future human spaceflight and life on Earth.

He also saw the arrival of the European Automated Transfer Vehicle-4 cargo spacecraft, the Japanese H-II Transfer Vehicle-4 cargo spacecraft and two Russian Progress resupply spacecraft.

Cassidy shared memories of his six months aboard the ISS, saying he found it hard to sleep because his arms would float around. He said he was glad for the men and women at Payload Operations Center at MSFC, since whenever he had a question about the equipment, they always had the answer.

The 44-year-old said he would love to go back into space in the future.

He also said he was grateful for the Space Launch System, since crews must have a powerful vehicle to get back into space to do more science.

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