SpaceX launches supplies to space station after power delays

SpaceX launches supplies to space station after power delays

"To all the teams around the world, we welcome to the ISS the Dragon spacecraft", Saint-Jacques replied. Dragon will deliver nearly 5,500 pounds of science, supplies and hardware, according to NASA, and is slated to attach to the station on Monday.

Making its second visit to the space station, the reusable Dragon capsule's pressurized cabin was packed with crew food, clothing and personal items, spare parts, computer gear and 1,600 pounds of science equipment and research material.

The experiment will run for 22 days and all of the samples will return to Earth on the same SpaceX capsule in which they were launched. The booster, following the launch, has smeared its way in an effortless landing on a recovery platform located miles from the shoreline.

It was SpaceX's 17th delivery to the International Space Station since it started in 2012. The issues were rapidly fixed with equipment substitutes, a power-switching system, and for the sea launch, a generator. The next cargo run, by another SpaceX Dragon, is planned for July.

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It was the 17th such mission for the space company's Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. "Way to make it look easy". It was the first time a launch like this was nixed by rocket-landing concerns.

After four weeks at the ISS, the Dragon, with a cargo of 4,400 pounds, will leave the space station and begin its return to Earth, splashing down in the Pacific Ocean near Baja California. "It's too early to confirm any cause, whether probable or root".

The booster should have been stationed at Cape Canaveral Air Force in Florida, but SpaceX is still in the process of cleaning up after the April 20 incident that blew up an empty crew Dragon capsule.

The space station's current crew comprises Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Alexei Ovchinin, US astronauts Anne McClain, Christina Koch and Nick Hague and Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques. Much of the focus this year is on the first flight with humans on board.

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