Rocket heads to International Space Station with Christmas dinner for crew members

Rocket heads to International Space Station with Christmas dinner for crew members

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket vaulted off the pad from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base on Monday, tearing its way through unusually clear blue skies on a path to secure at least four company records before deploying dozens of spacecraft.

If what Musk says proves true, the rocket is certainly wet but not much worse for the wear after the landing and will be recovered which is pretty damn impressive. According to the CRS-16 mission overview, after the Cygnus leaves the space station for the first time, it can navigate to a higher orbit and release the cubesats. In the cargo Bay of the rocket is the satellite from Kazakhstan: the engineers of this country chose to launch on the Falcon 9 launch with the home of the Baikonur cosmodrome.

Landing Zone 1 is located only 1,000 feet away from the Atlantic Ocean, which makes a last-minute detoured water landing attainable in the event of a malfunction. The booster splashed down just offshore intact, he said, and it was even transmitting data.

The launch was postponed by a day as NASA found the food meant for the mice during their space trip to be mouldy. They're away from their families and friends for months on end, don't have access to numerous basic creature comforts we all enjoy, and live on a somewhat limited selection of food... unless, of course, it's Christmas.

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The spacecraft, which flew to the space station in February of 2017, is carrying 36,000 roundworms in pouches to the orbiting lab and and if all goes well, about two or three million ones will come back to earth.

The camera atop the Falcon 9's first stage captured spectacular views of Cape Canaveral, Florida, before the landing. Those projects will test dental glue and a plant-watering process for space. It was also reported that SpaceX and NASA will experience a passenger Crew Dragon capsule. Three of the six members arrived earlier this week and will remain there for the next six months while the remaining ones will return home on December 20.

The astronauts on board the International Space Station are scheduled to get a nice resupply of goods in the coming days. Newcomers Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, NASA astronaut Anne McClain and Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques will stay until June.

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