SpaceX finally delivered space station supplies after a week of delays

SpaceX finally delivered space station supplies after a week of delays”

The docking process was broadcast live on NASA's website.

The Dragon has delivered more than 2.5 tonnes of cargoes to the orbital station: food, equipment and materials for carrying out several dozen scientific experiments planned for the space expedition 59/60, including the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-3 and the Space Test Program-Houston 6 *(STP-H6).

The SpaceX Dragon also carried genomic DNA samples that had been edited on Earth to contain double strand breaks, the buildup of which can contribute to serious health issues.

Space X's Dragon Capsule arrives at the International Space Station.

Due to the fact that there were some electrical power shortages because of which the space station was cropped up first, the delivery was delayed for a few days. Both problems were quickly resolved.

CRS-17 provided a rare treat in the form of crystal clear video throughout the launch, including the flawless touchdown of the Falcon 9's first stage on the SpaceX drone ship Of Course I Still Love You.

"The vehicle was destroyed", said Hans Koenigsmann, vice president of build and flight reliability at SpaceX, during a Thursday press conference in advance of Saturday's CRS-17 flight with NASA.

Since 2012 the station has been restocked by SpaceX.

The Dragon capsule has been talked about in the community of spaceflight fans for quite a while now which means that it is repurposed in this case might raise some eyebrows.

That's why the company and NASA halted Friday's countdown at the last minute, so the recovery ship could be repaired and have full power for the landing operation.

The booster should have been stationed at Cape Canaveral Air Force in Florida, but SpaceX is still in the process of cleaning up after the April 20 incident that blew up an empty crew Dragon capsule. While it is too early to confirm any cause, whether probable or crude, the initial data indicates that the anomaly occurred during the activation of the SuperDraco system'.

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