Based in Seattle, Washington, Spaceflight helps companies like SpaceX identify, book, and manage rideshare launches like the one on December 3. "Dragon, you saw separate, and now the solar arrays coming out".
The launch was delayed for a day after NASA discovered that the food for the mouse-tronauts was moldy because of contamination. A fresh stock of food was brought in for them from California.
Forty mice depend on the food for the Rodent Research-8 project, which studies aging.
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. Those projects will test dental glue and a plant-watering process for space. Six spacecraft is the maximum the space station has held, according to NASA spokesperson Dan Huot.More news: German police joins global raid on Italian Mafia
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"This mission signifies Spaceflight's first dedicated rideshare mission to a sun synchronous low-Earth orbit and represents our company's effort to accommodate the growing number of domestic, international, government, and commercial customers seeking affordable rideshare options to launch their spacecraft into orbit", a Spaceflight spokesperson stated.
In late August, sensors detected a small pressure drop in the station's air supply that was traced to a leak in the upper habitation module of the Soyuz MS-09 vehicle. It's a badge of honor on the @SpaceX Dragon capsule, launching today!
The timing of the holiday doesn't work out well for three of the crew members now aboard the space station. Investigations on the International Space Station are organized by both NASA and the ISS National Lab. It's the first time that's happened since the groundbreaking launch of the company's Falcon Heavy spacecraft in February.
Flight controllers at the Johnson Space Center in Houston will take over at that point, operating the arm by remote control to pull the Dragon in for berthing at the Earth-facing port of the station's forward Harmony module. Kononenko arrived at the station Monday along with Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques and NASA astronaut Anne McClain.