Christmas turkey, fruitcake rocketing toward space station

Christmas turkey, fruitcake rocketing toward space station

Christmas turkey, fruitcake rocketing toward space station

The launch was delayed for a day because of a problem with food for the mice.

Falcon 9 successfully launched into orbit 64 satellite.

Dragon will be filled with more than 5,600 pounds of supplies and payloads, including critical materials to directly support more than 250 science and research investigations that will occur onboard the orbiting laboratory.

Just two days earlier, three astronauts arrived at the space station to join the three already there. NASA was working Tuesday to replace the rotten food in time for 1:16 p.m. launch time Wednesday. The company's most recent Falcon 9 first stage landing failure was in June 2016. The ship made it into space just fine, but the reusable rocket stage that was supposed to have a soft landing on dry land ended up splashing down in the ocean instead.

By now, it's routine for the Falcon 9 rocket first stages to make dramatic upright landings a few miles from their launch pads or out at sea on barges. Moreover, SpaceX expects to begin launching space station crew in the following year.

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The SpaceX rocket Falcon 9 Block 5 was launched from Vandenberg AFB in California at 10:34 Pacific time on Monday (20:34 Kyiv time), reports the online edition of the with reference for a New time.

Also, a new robotic refueling mission traveling with the Dragon spacecraft called Robotic Refueling Mission-3 (RRM-3) will practice transferring and storing liquid methane in space for the first time.

Thus, the project and the vision of Elon musk, founder of SpaceX, is gradually becoming more real and versatile, not to mention the fact that he accumulates a lot of additional features. While the takeoff was a little rocky, if all goes to plan, those staying at the International Space Station over Christmas should receive their festive supplies on Saturday. Those projects will test dental glue and a plant-watering process for space.

When SpaceX launched Falcon Heavy, which is essentially powered by three Falcon 9 rockets strapped together, the center booster didn't land as planned on a drone-ship in the Atlantic, though the two other rockets returned to ground safely.

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