SpaceX Launches its Largest Payload (5,500 lbs) of Cargo Yet
With the loss of SpaceX’s Dragon capsule which is meant to carry crew members last month, many believed the SpaceX hit a speed bump. However, the company bounce back a SpaceX launch their dragon cargo spacecraft caring 5,500 lbs. of NASA cargo and science equipment to the International Space Station ISS. Launching at 2:48 a.m. eastern time on Saturday, the spacecraft took off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Base carrying the largest amount of cargo best basics has delivered with the spacecraft. Unlike the first trip which included 400 lb of supplies and human-shaped Ripley test device, the science experiments at equipment included on this flight are designed to allow astronauts to analyze Earth CO2 from space and explore how micro-algae can be used together with existing life-support systems to improve recycling of resources. Other experimental equipment that were included includes tissue chips which helper predict the effectiveness of potential medicines on humans and a multi-use micro-gravity experiment platform known as the Hermes facility which once operational will allow scientists to study the dusty fragmented debris from asteroids and moons allowing scientists and astronauts to gain new insight on the geophysical and biological makeup of our solar system. This mission a clear indication that even though Space X might have faced some hurdles it is clearly pushing ahead in the space exploratory endeavors.