The SpaceX Crew-1 was successfully launched from Kennedy Space Center en route to the International Space Station on Sunday evening.
SpaceX’s Dragon cargo spacecraft crashed in the Gulf of Mexico off the west coast of Florida around 8:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday with 4,400 pounds of scientific research and other cargo.
It marks the completion of SpaceX’s 21st cargo refueling mission to the International Space Station. The company launched the Dragon with 6,400 pounds of supplies in tow on a Falcon 9 rocket on December 6.
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Research equipment on board will be quickly transported to the processing facility at the Kennedy Space Center space station within four to nine hours. The cargo from previous splashes in the Pacific Ocean had to be transported to SpaceX and NASA facilities in Texas.
Some of the science on board will contribute to research on “how changes in gravity affect cardiovascular cells at the cell and tissue level …
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