This photo shows the Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) being installed in SpaceX's Dragon capsule prior to launching on April 18, 2014.

This photo shows the Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) being installed in SpaceX's Dragon capsule prior to launching on April 18, 2014.

OPALS is a partnership between NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.; the International Space Station Program (Johnson Space Center, Houston; Kennedy Space Center, Fla., Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.) and the Advanced Exploration Systems Program (NASA HQ).

For more information, see http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/experiments/861.html.

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