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Supplies, Science & Fresh Food Launch To Space Station On SpaceX’s Cargo Dragon Capsule

SpaceX's CRS-22 launches supplies to the International Space Station. Photo: NASA

More than 7,000 pounds of supplies and science experiments are on the way to the International Space Station after launching Thursday afternoon from Kennedy Space Center.

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket launched the Cargo Dragon capsule on a resupply mission for NASA. The capsule is packed with dozens of science experiments, crew supplies like fresh food and new hardware for the space station.

The Dragon will dock with the station Saturday morning and spend about a month at the ISS before returning to Earth, bringing with it some 3,000 pounds of returning science and gear.

After the launch from Florida’s Space Coast, SpaceX landed the first stage of the rocket booster on a barge at sea. It will be re-used to launch a crew of four astronauts to the station this fall.

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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 »