Research that will help prepare NASA astronauts and robotic explorers for future missions to Mars is among the two tons of cargo now on its way to the Internati...
Research that will help prepare NASA astronauts and robotic explorers for future missions to Mars is among the two tons of cargo now on its way to the International Space Station aboard SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft.
The spacecraft launched on a Falcon 9 rocket at 4:10 p.m.
EDT Tuesday, April 14 from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.nNASA Administrator Charles Bolden said, “Five years ago this week, President Obama toured the same SpaceX launch pad used today to send supplies, research and technology development to the ISS.
Back then, SpaceX hadn’t even made its first orbital flight.
Today, it’s making regular flights to the space station and is one of two American companies, along with The Boeing Company, that will return the ability to launch NASA astronauts to the ISS from U.S.
soil and land then back in the United States.
That’s a lot of progress in the last five years, with even more to come in the next five.”nnwww.nasa.gov/press/2015/april/research-for-one-year-space-station-mission-among-nasa-cargo-launched-aboard-spacexnhttp://www.wochit.com