Wednesday, 12 December, 2018

Falcon 9 orbited a ship with cargo to the ISS

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Kristen Harrington | 08 December, 2018, 14:55

SpaceX has failed to land its Falcon 9 rocket on its landing pad at Cape Canaveral for the first time since it began recovering its Falcon 9 rockets. During the landing of its first stage fell into the Atlantic ocean.

The Dragon space capsule that SpaceX used for the current mission was earlier used in February 20017 as part of the CCRS-10 supply mission.

It's not every Friday that a 156-foot-tall SpaceX rocket booster is towed to Port Canaveral.

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The rocket's first stage booster-the large bottom half of the rocket that gets the craft into space-typically lands back on a platform either on land or at sea.

"Grid fin hydraulic pump stalled, so Falcon landed just out to sea", said SpaceX CEO Elon Musk in a tweet.

'Appears to be undamaged & is transmitting data. Musk also shared the video of a rocket landing on his Twitter account. "Ships en route to rescue Falcon", he wrote. The booster's engines managed to slow it down and stabilize it before the booster extended its landing legs, hit the surface and toppled over.

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The rocket was initially meant to take off Tuesday but was delayed for a day after engineers discovered moldy mouse food in one of the science investigations created to study the effect of microgravity on the immune system. The mice and their habitat were loaded into spacecraft shortly before launch, but the spoiled food had to be replaced ahead of launch.

Other experiments among the more than 250 on board include a new kind of mustard green lettuce that astronauts will grow in space. The main aim of the mission was a success, delivering the supplies to the orbiting space lab.

After the lift-off, everything went as per the plan including the crucial part where it effectively propelled the cargo-laden Dragon capsule towards the global space station.

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