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SpaceX Launches Supplies, Lands Booster


Supplies and science experiments are on the way to the International Space Station, thanks to SpaceX.

A Falcon 9 rocket launched a dragon cargo capsule early Monday morning en route to the international space station.

On board, new science experiments, supplies for astronauts, and the International Docking Adapter, or IDA. The adapter enables new spacecraft to dock with the station including SpaceX’s Crew Dragon and Boeing’s Starliner as a part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.

SpaceX was able to land the first stage of the booster at a landing site at Cape Canaveral a part of their plan for rocket re-usability. A sonic boom from the re-entry of the booster was heard across Central Florida.

This is the second attempt to deliver the IDA to the Space Station. A previous attempt by SpaceX ended in failure after an explosion after liftoff.

Monday’s launch is a part of NASA’s Commercial Resupply Contracts program which pays private companies to deliver supplies to the space stations.


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Brendan Byrne

About Brendan Byrne

Space Reporter and 'Are We There Yet?' Host

Brendan covers space news for WMFE, everything from rocket launches to the latest scientific discoveries in our universe. He hosts WMFE's weekly radio show and podcast "Are We There Yet?" which explores human space exploration. He also helps produce WMFE's public affairs show "Intersection," working with host ... Read Full Bio »

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