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SpaceX successfully launched its 12th cargo mission to the International Space Station for NASA.

An unmanned cargo capsule is bringing over 6,000 pounds of crew supplies, hardware, and science experiments to the orbiting laboratory.  Once in orbit the cargo capsule will make a two day journey to meet up with the space station, where it will remain for about a month.  Then it will be re-loaded with cargo, and return for a splashdown in the Pacific off the coast of Baja California.

SpaceX Cargo Mission

Aug 11, 2017

NASA and SpaceX are progressing toward a Monday (August 14) launch of supplies to the International Space Station.

SpaceX has shared a new animation of its Falcon Heavy rocket.  We may see it fly as soon as this November from the Cape.  Are you ready for three returning rocket cores?

 

Next SpaceX Flight to Resupply Space Station Targeted for Aug. 13

Aug 7, 2017
NASA

The next flight of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to deliver cargo to the International Space Station now is targeted for Aug. 13 at approximately 12:56 p.m. EDT from Launch Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

This will be the company’s 12th commercial resupply mission to the orbiting laboratory. The Falcon 9 will send a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft filled with nearly 6,000 pounds of equipment, crew supplies and more than 250 science and research investigations.

SpaceX

SpaceX’s powerful new Falcon Heavy rocket will launch from the Kennedy Space Center this November.  That’s what Elon Musk tweeted last night.  If things work out, the Falcon Heavy could launch during the same month and from the same launch pad that saw the Saturn V rumble to orbit for the first time 50 years ago.  The plan is for all three rocket cores return for individual landings – the two side boosters at the Cape, and the center core on the drone ship out in the Atlantic.  Musk has admitted there’s a lot of risk associated with the first launch of the Falcon Heavy rocket, saying it mig

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