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Liftoff for SpaceX Dragon on its way to ISS


Liftoff for SpaceX Dragon on its way to ISS

It’s liftoff for US spacecraft Dragon which has successfully launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida, following a setback earlier this week. However, an attempt to land a re-usable rocket on a barge has failed.

The craft being carried by SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, is bound for the International Space Station (ISS) with 1.6 tonnes of supplies including some 2,000 kilos of science experiments. In particular a system for monitoring cloud formation as well as materials for researching brain diseases under space conditions.

It is expected to rendezvous with the ISS on Monday, staying for a month before making the descent back to Earth.


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