SpaceX launches used supply ship on used rocket for NASA

by Fredrick Graves April 4, 2018, 0:57
SpaceX launches used supply ship on used rocket for NASA

In conclusion, during the 14th mission SpaceX is handling for NASA, a pre-flown SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket has launched on Monday afternoon carrying 2,600 kg of foods and equipment to replenish the International Space Station resources.

Still, the intent alone demonstrated that SpaceX believed it could potentially land a Falcon 9 first stage despite the considerable mass of the satellite, effectively a 15% capability upgrade that would allow SpaceX to recover boosters after all but a tiny proportion.

NASA pays commercial partners like SpaceX to transport supplies to the station.

Their RemoveDEBRIS technology demonstrator is hitching a ride aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to the International Space Station (ISS), where it will hunt space debris using a harpoon and net.

The cargo ship is scheduled to latch onto the space station early Wednesday, and will stay in orbit for about a month before returning to Earth.

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During the Mets' 9-4 Opening Day win over the Cardinals , the team unveiled its new "salt and pepper shaker" celebration. But 21 year old rookie Jordan Hicks pitched a scoreless seventh inning, that included his first Major League strikeout.

As the spacecraft approaches the ISS, Japanese astronaut Norishige Kanai and NASA astronaut Scott Tingle will use the station's Canadarm2 robotic arm to grapple the spacecraft and tug it to the Harmony module, NASA officials said in a statement.

The company aims to reduce launch costs by reusing rocket parts.

For over 17 years, people have lived and worked consistently on board the International Space Station, progressing logical information and showing new advancements, making research achievements unrealistic on Earth that will empower long-span human and mechanical investigation into profound space. This is NASA's 21st mission utilizing private companies.

The space station is now home to astronauts from the US, Russia and Japan. According to NASA, the PONDS design can accommodate a variety of plant types. There's also the Atmosphere-Space Interactions Monitor (ASIM) which helps researchers better understand and observe thunderstorms and upper-atmospheric lightning from the ISS.

T he MARROW study will also look at the effect of microgravity on bone marrow, blood cells produced in marrow, recovery after space missions, and the application of this research to astronauts in future missions as well as healthcare providers on Earth.

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