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SpaceX Dragon: SpaceX delivered 5,500 lbs of cargo to the International Space Station today

SpaceX is pushing ahead, regardless of the loss of its Crew Dragon capsule last month.

A SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft effectively advanced toward the International Space Station (ISS), with around 5,500 lbs of NASA cargo and science experiments. It launched Sunday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, and it arrived today, joining five other spacecraft at present docked at the station.

SpaceX as of late affirmed that its Dragon capsule intended to convey team to the ISS was destroyed in a test a month ago, however things appear to go better for the company’s supply launches. On this excursion, SpaceX conveyed altogether more tonnage than it did on its first supply run, in which its Crew Dragon conveyed 400 lbs of supplies and a human-molded Ripley test gadget. The science experiments included on this mission will enable space travelers to gauge Earth’s CO2 from space, explore how microalgae may improve reusing on board the space station, accelerate “organ on chip” experiments and study regolith — the dusty, fragmented debris covering asteroids and moons.

This mission suggests SpaceX is pushing ahead, despite the loss of its Crew Dragon capsule. The company has said it still plans to send another, crewed capsule to the ISS — though we don’t know when that will happen.

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