SpaceX cargo mission to launch to space station

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SpaceX has completed their second launch in less than four days, and the company's 14th Cargo Dragon mission has successfully made it to a safe parking orbit where it will make its way to the International Space Station over the next two days.

Don't miss out on SpaceX's rocket launch this April 2018.

"What is really neat about this is it is becoming the norm", Ms Jensen said.

The launch is taking place at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket into space for the second time this week.

Another day, another SpaceX launch.

Loaded with 5,800 lbs.

On Wednesday, International Space Station crew members will use the station's robotic arm to reach out and capture the Dragon spacecraft and attach it to its orbiting laboratory. After the spacecraft has been captured, NASA TV will resume live coverage of its installation in the Harmony module at 8:30 a.m. EDT (1230 GMT). It takes about 30 minutes for Dragon to reenter the Earth's atmosphere and splash down in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Baja California. (1,800 kg) of cargo, SpaceX officials said in a statement.

The Dragon is scheduled to berth with the station early April 4 and remain at the station for a month. "ASIM advances understanding of the effect of thunderstorms on Earth's atmosphere, helping to improve atmospheric models and meteorological and climatological predictions", NASA officials said in the statement.

Continuing research on growing food in space, as the Veggie Passive Orbital Nutrient Delivery System experiment tests a new way to deliver nutrients to plants. When it does return, it'll be holding 3,900 pounds of cargo from ISS. You can read about more experiments on CRS-14 here.

According to NASA, the mission's goal is to get the supplies to space and conduct a series of science experiments at the space station, located250 miles above Earth.

Since cost reduction is one of the main objects of SpaceX, it is logical that they tend to use the most common materials possible, ensuring that there is a large enough number of them to face neither problems of supply nor search of experts for operating them. The ultimate promise of these tests, if successful, is to allow SpaceX the option of recovering boosters during missions with heavier payloads and higher orbits.