Sunday, June 4, 2017

SpaceX CRS-11 Cargo Mission Launch

NASA:  SpaceX CRS-11 Cargo Mission Launch

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, with the Dragon spacecraft onboard, launches from pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, Saturday, June 3, 2017. Dragon is carrying almost 6,000 pounds of science research, crew supplies and hardware to the International Space Station in support of the Expedition 52 and 53 crew members. The unpressurized trunk of the spacecraft also will transport solar panels, tools for Earth-observation and equipment to study neutron stars. This will be the 100th launch, and sixth SpaceX launch, from this pad. Previous launches include 11 Apollo flights, the launch of the unmanned Skylab in 1973, 82 shuttle flights and five SpaceX launchesPhoto Credit:

Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

Not mentioned in the description was the use of a refurbed rocket for the launch and SpaceX is establishing this as a standard.   We have seen so many rockets landing in sci fi movies but we never saw one in the real world of any significance until SpaceX.  Now we can watch for real and ain't that highly cool.  SpaceX blasts off cargo using recycled spaceship

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