This artist's rendition shows the Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) operating from the International Space Station. OPALS was launched to the station from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on April 18, 2014.

This artist's rendition shows the Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) operating from the International Space Station. OPALS was launched to the station from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida 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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