SpaceX launches cargo to space station

SpaceX launches cargo to space station

SpaceX launches cargo to space station

The Dragon capsule will deliver more than 5,600 pounds of food and supplies to the crew, as well as scientific experiments, including the Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation, which will measure the impact of climate change on the world's forests. The engineers were though less glad with the first-stage booster that ended up into the Atlantic Ocean off the Florida coast, missing the designated land zone. The live video feed taken by people and press of the rocket booster showed how it lost control when it was just a few miles offshore.

However, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk confirmed Mr Steven missed the catch.

The most recent previous landing failure for SpaceX was the core first-stage booster on its debut Falcon Heavy launch; the two side boosters made a flashy synchronized landing, but the central booster crashed.

The current crew members of the International Space Station comprise two Americans, as many Russians and one German and a Canadian.

One will carry the Chang'e 4 mission - an attempt to make the first-ever successful landing on the far side of the Moon.

The Dragon spacecraft itself should leave the station and head back to Earth in January, according to Kirt Costello, ISS program chief scientist at Johnson Space Center. NASA was working Tuesday to replace the rotten food in time for 1:16 p.m. launch time Wednesday.

Besides smoked turkey breast and all the other fixings for Christmas dinner, the delivery includes 40 mice and 36,000 worms for aging and muscle studies. The Dragon spacecraft used by NASA and SpaceX to send the supplies to the station is expected to arrive there Saturday. SpaceX's webcast recap can be viewed below. They're away from their families and friends for months on end, don't have access to numerous basic creature comforts we all enjoy, and live on a somewhat limited selection of food... unless, of course, it's Christmas.

The Dragon space capsule that flew on Wednesday was used once before, on a supply mission in February 2017.

Company SpaceX on the evening of 3 December again started twice already flown the first stage of Falcon 9 successfully put her.

"It was an incredible launch", Joel Montalbano, deputy ISS Programme Manager, NASA's Johnson Space Centre in Houston, wrote in a blog post on Wednesday.

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