SpaceX Dragon did it again! The spaceship successfully delivered another batch of necessary products as well as scientific experiments to the board of the International Space Station. This time, the quantity of the delivery package was around 3 tons. However, the Earth crew managed to sneak in some delicious ice cream for the space crew as well.
SpaceX Dragon Reached ISS at 6:52 a.m. on Wednesday
The Dragon spacecraft victoriously penetrated the orbit with no man on board. Astronauts on ISS simply connected the space station to their precious cargo with the use of a robotic arm at exactly 6:52 a.m. EDT on Wednesday. At this time, their meeting caught them above the Pacific Ocean, north of New Zealand.
Astronaut Andreas Morgenson of the European Space Agency congratulated his colleagues in space for another successful mission. He also ended the radio transmission with a little joke that they earned food for their victory.
The SpaceX Dragon carried through space around 6,400 lbs. The content consists of various products and things such as food, supplies, and science experiments for Expedition 52 crew. The mission started with a launch on Monday of a Falcon 9 rocket. As SpaceX was behind this mission, the rocket actually returned unharmed on Earth fully functional. It took the spacecraft two days to reach the International Space Station.
The Space Company Has Eight Other Missions to Carry out for NASA
This marks the 12th time SpaceX was commissioned to deliver supplies in space. These missions pertain to the Commercial Resupply Service program. NASA agreed initially to order 12 delivery flights from SpaceX. However, the decision was changed to a total of 20 flights.
Elon Musk’s company did record a huge fail back in 2015 with one of its missions. However, considering that the unfortunate event took place when SpaceX was just getting started, and all the other flights were successful, the mistake can be easily pardoned.
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