Watch SpaceX Launch Supplies to the ISS Astronauts

Katie Ramirez
December 8, 2018

CEO Elon Musk further noted that Falcon 9 B1050 - despite landing in the ocean - was intact and still transmitting telemetry, potentially allowing SpaceX to still recovery the forlorn rocket.

But the tall portion of the rocket missed its goal of securing an upright landing on the solid ground at Cape Canaveral's Landing Zone 1. This launch is scheduled to be the 16 of 20 that SpaceX was contracted to do for NASA.

"Teams will use the extra day to replace the food bars", NASA announced Tuesday.

Shortly after launch, the first stage booster was headed for a landing on the tip of Cape Canaveral. It should reach the space station at the weekend.

When SpaceX launched Falcon Heavy, which is essentially powered by three Falcon 9 rockets strapped together, the center booster didn't land as planned on a drone-ship in the Atlantic, though the two other rockets returned to ground safely.

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The mission was SpaceX's 16th mission for NASA as part of a long-term contract to ferry supplies to space. That ticket gets viewers less than 3.5 miles from the launch pad and gives them a great view of the launch.

Other experiments among the more than 250 on board include a new kind of mustard green lettuce that astronauts will grow in space.

And the Dragon brings a special treat for one class of spacecraft: It's carrying a satellite deployment system called SlingShot that can fit inside the Cygnus spacecraft's berth to deploy up to 18 cubesats.

The Dragon capsule filed with supplies for Wednesday's liftoff previously launched last February on another supply run.

The timing of the holiday doesn't work out well for three of the crew members now aboard the space station. The newest residents will remain on board for six months, while the others will return to Earth on December 20. Currently, the Dragon spacecraft is on schedule to arrive at the ISS by Saturday, Dec. 8th. The Dragon capsule will deliver more than 5,600 pounds of food and supplies to the crew, as well as scientific experiments, including the Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation, which will measure the impact of climate change on the world's forests. SpaceX is expected to conduct an uncrewed test launch of its passenger craft in 2019 and then conduct its first crewed test later in the year.

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