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Talking To The International Space Station

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In this Saturday, May 11, 2013 photo made available by NASA, astronaut Chris Cassidy and Tom Marshburn, not pictured, perform a space walk to inspect and replace a pump controller box on the International Space Station after an ammonia coolant leak was discovered. (AP Photo/NASA)U.S. astronaut Chris Cassidy uses a still camera during a spacewalk outside the International Space Station on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 before Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano, not in frame, reported water inside his helmet and the walk was aborted. (AP Photo/NASA)NASA astronaut candidate Chris Cassidy speaks to reporters Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004 after returning to Brunwick, Maine Naval Air Station following survival training. Cassidy, a 1988 graduate of York High School, spent four days training in the Rangeley Lake area with 10 fellow astronaut candidates and three astronauts from the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency. (AP Photo/Joel Page)In this photo from NASA TV astronaut Chris Cassidy works on battery replacement outside the international space station Wednesday, July 22, 2009. The spacewalk ended early after Mission Control said the canister in Cassidy's suit for removing carbon dioxide did not seem to be working properly. (AP Photo/NASA TV)A Russian security guard is seen as the Soyuz rocket is rolled out to the launch pad by train on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Launch of the Soyuz rocket is scheduled for March 29 and will send Expedition 35 Soyuz Commander Pavel Vinogradov, and Flight Engineers Chris Cassidy of NASA and Alexander Misurkin of Russia on a five and a half-month mission aboard the International Space Station. (AP Photo/NASA, Carla Cioffi)

Chris Cassidy was born in Salem, Mass., and lives in York, Maine. On his first mission in 2009, Cassidy became the 500th person to set foot in space. Before that he was a Navy SEAL serving in many places, including Afghanistan. In March, he took off on his second space flight. He’ll return to Earth in September.

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Chris Cassidy, flight engineer aboard the International Space Station

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