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SpaceX rocket hoists cargo to space station ahead of unexpected splashdown

SpaceX rocket hoists cargo to space station ahead of unexpected splashdown

Christmas turkey rocketed toward the International Space Station on Wednesday, along with cranberry sauce, candied yams and the obligatory fruitcake. According to NASA officials, there are two Russian Soyuz spacecraft, which bring crewmembers to the station; two Russian Progress spacecraft; and Northrop Grumman's Cygnus spacecraft.

CRS-16 one minute before launch.

It is carrying experiments in forest observation, protein crystal growth and in-space fuel transfer demonstration and supplies that will support the crew, station maintenance and dozens of the more than 250 investigations aboard the space station, NASA said in a statement.

Starting in March 2017, when SpaceX staff was finally able to get a practical concept of renewability in the use of their missiles, and many interesting and illustrative test runs was made - however, at first, the rocket company way or another passed through the stage of fix, modification and replacement of more parts after the next landing.

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Nauert, 48, has been back and forth between her husband and two sons in NY and her job in Washington , D.C. Pompeo tweeted that Nauert has travelled with him since he took the helm of the State Department.

Although SpaceX has been re-using its Falcon 9 rockets to cut the costs of launches, the rocket being used Wednesday has not previously flown. The Falcon 9 climbed away to the northeast directly into that orbital plane to enable the planned rendezvous.

"Second stage went into great orbit, it was really precise", he added.

The first stage, meanwhile, was programmed to flip around and restart three engines to reverse course and head back toward Florida. The new crew members will assist in the docking of the Dragon cargo ship.

GEDI will provide high-quality laser ranging observations of the Earth's forests and topography required to advance the understanding of important carbon and water cycling processes, biodiversity and habitat.

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Once the Dragon craft arrives it's expected to stay on board attached to the ISS for five weeks until it's sent back to Earth full of research that has finished its time in space and return cargo, according to NASA.

Yet another experiment will study development of retinal implants meant to restore vision to patients with age-related macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa.

See that small space station?

Prokopyev sealed the hole with cloth soaked in epoxy and stopped the leak.

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Canada, Australia and New Zealand were among the nations to ban the use of Huawei's equipment due to security concerns. In addition to serving as CFO, Meng is the daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei and is the deputy board chair.

In any case, the habitation module is discarded before atmospheric entry and the issue is not considered any sort of safety threat when Gerst, Prokopyev and Auñón-Chancellor return to Earth on December 20.


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