SpaceX with 6,000 pound of re-supply mission launched to ISS

SpaceX with 6,000 pound of re-supply mission launched to ISS

SpaceX with 6,000 pound of re-supply mission launched to ISS

- Three days and 3,000 miles apart, SpaceX accomplished its second successful rocket launch of the week Wednesday, sending cargo to the International Space Station. SpaceX usually lands the rocket's booster and refurbishes it for another flight.

But the primary goal of Wednesday's mission was to deliver the Dragon cargo ship to the proper orbit.

The video of the landing of the degree posted on Twitter Elon musk.

SpaceX representatives confirmed the success of Dragon's trip into orbit, adding that they will use telemetry from the Falcon 9's first-stage booster to better understand why it's landing attempt failed.

SpaceX founder Elon Musk has made reusability a major goal.

Landing Zone 1 is located only 1,000 feet away from the Atlantic Ocean, which makes a last-minute detoured water landing attainable in the event of a malfunction. Hydraulic pump meant for landing fins stopped functioning.

Meanwhile, the Dragon spacecraft continues on its way to the space station, carrying fresh mouse food; new science and engineering experiments; and plenty of other goodies.

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SpaceX has been successfully landing its rockets back to base since 2015. "Public safety was well-protected here", Hans Koenigsmann offered after the launch. It should reach the space station Saturday.

On Wednesday afternoon, unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 successfully lifted off at approximately 1:16 P.M for the worldwide space station.

Besides all the fixings for Christmas dinner, the delivery includes 40 mice and 36,000 worms for aging and muscle studies.

Researchers expect a tenfold increase in the worm population.

The rocket launch was originally scheduled for Tuesday, but officials chose to delay the launch after inspectors found mold on food bars for an experiment involving lab mice. 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.

Coverage is expected to begin on NASA TV around 12:45 p.m. EST Wednesday ahead of the 1:16 p.m. launch.

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