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

Jan Cross
December 8, 2018

For the first time in its history, was unable to land the reusable Falcon 9 stage.

Company SpaceX is really surprising even those fans of space technologies that are sufficiently well versed in them - today, the talented team proved once again that the vision of Elon musk for renewable in the use of missiles is becoming more and more form.

A SpaceX Dragon spacecraft carrying almost 6,000 pound of research equipment, cargo and supplies has successfully launched to the International Space Station (ISS), NASA said on Thursday.

The booster continued to function after it landed in the water, going through its automated safeing process and transmitting data.

When a Falcon 9 hoisted 64 small satellites in a single launch from California on Monday, it was the third flight for that particular booster. The Falcon 9 climbed away to the northeast directly into that orbital plane to enable the planned rendezvous. Hans claimed that the water landing was pretty much smooth and today's incident showed how SpaceX's rocket are created to save itself in case if anything goes wrong. If all goes well, the spacecraft will catch up with the station early Saturday morning.

The launch was delayed a day when NASA discovered that the food for the mouse-tronauts was moldy. It marked the first time the same booster flew three separate missions. Six spacecraft is the maximum the space station has held, according to NASA spokesperson Dan Huot. Those projects will test dental glue and a plant-watering process for space.

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It is carrying experiments in forest observation, protein crystal growth and in-space fuel transfer demonstration and supplies that will support the crew, station maintenance and dozens of the more than 250 investigations aboard the space station, NASA said in a statement.

Experiments onboard the SpaceX Dragon capsule include studies on wound healing in space, as well as two studies by students inspired by Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" will also launch to the orbiting laboratory.

The International Space Station now has six crewmembers; three arrived Monday (Dec. 3), and three have been there since June.

Astronaut Anne McClain, also from NASA, will monitor telemetry during the spacecraft's approach.

Recently on the ISS came a new crew on the ship "Union".

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