Convergence Issue 27

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Photograph courtesy of NASA

Space Tales A boom in space-based science is under way. Private companies ferry people and cargo to and from the International Space Station, where astronauts run increasingly automated experiments. While one UCSB team reviews data from a recent mission, another prepares for one ahead. Meanwhile, Netflix plans a movie about UCSB College of Engineering graduate and NASA astronaut José Hernández.

The SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour is pictured high above Earth during its approach to the International Space Station.