A SpaceX The mission launched from Cape Canaveral in early April to replenish the International Space Station will take a full turn when a Dragon spacecraft splashes into the Pacific Ocean next week.
At 10:22 a.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, will launch the Dragon SpaceX spacecraft from the ISS and point to a splashdown in the Pacific off the coast of Baja California with charging experiments and science of return. finally launched with 5,800 pounds of food, equipment and experiments.
NASA will issue the output at nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/ starting at 10 a.m. m.
The mission, the 14 of 20 SpaceX under the contract of the Commercial Replenishment Services of NASA, took off in a Falcon 9 rocket previously flown at 4:30 p.m. on April 2 from Complex 40 launch of the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The 156-foot-tall amplifier first flew on CRS-12 in August 2017, while Dragon flew on CRS-8 in April 2016.
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Dragon is the only spacecraft currently in operation that can return large amounts of cargo from space, including a passenger for this mission: Robonaut 2, a humanoid robot developed by NASA and General Motors that was delivered to the station in 2011. The teams are expected to repair electricity problems and send them to the ISS in about one year.
SpaceX received a subsequent ISS load contract that will run until 2024.
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