Foreign media: Dragon spacecraft delivers Christmas dinner for space station

According to foreign media, the US space exploration technology company launched an updated and larger version of the “dragon” supply spacecraft to the international space station on 6 June. This is the first time the company has two capsules in orbit at the same time. According to the associated press, Cape Canaveral, Florida, December 6, the “dragon” spacecraft carrying Christmas gifts will arrive at the space station on July 7 to join the “dragon” spacecraft that carried four astronauts last month. SpaceX expects to have at least one dragon capsule on the space station at all times, with NASA’s commercial manned program in place, according to the report. The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the latest dragon spacecraft was launched from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, and the new crown precautions kept the number of staff to a minimum, the report said. The first stage booster, already in its fourth flight, landed on an offshore platform minutes after launch. The booster was first used in May this year for the first manned launch of SpaceX. < / P > < p > the 6400 pounds of material carried included billions of microbes and crushed asteroid samples for a biomining study, a new medical device to provide quick blood test results for astronauts in space, and a private owned and operated cabin that can move experimental equipment the size of a refrigerator out of the station. There are also 40 mice used to study bones and eyes, two of the weakest organs that astronauts have spent a long time in space. All of these studies are “the Ultimate Christmas gift” for NASA astronaut Kate Rubins, said Todd. Rubins is a “virus Hunter” who conducted the first DNA sequencing in space a few years ago. As for more personal gifts for four Americans, two Russians and one Japanese on the space station, Todd said earlier: “I don’t like to leak information in front of Santa Claus. I’m afraid it might ruin my own Christmas. Let’s see what happens when they open the hatch… ” < / P > < p > it is reported that this latest model of cargo spacecraft – the size of SpaceX’s manned capsule – will dock itself with the orbiting laboratory. Previous SpaceX cargo ships needed to dock using the robotic arm of the space station. < / P > < p > the capsule will stay at the space station for about a month as usual, then separate from the experimental materials and old equipment and splash into the Atlantic Ocean. This is another change from the older SpaceX cargo ships that parachuted into the Pacific Ocean. The return position closer to Cape Canaveral will save recovery time. According to the report, this is the 21st replenishment mission of SpaceX for NASA since 2012. The launch was delayed by a day due to bad weather in the booster recovery area. This is the 68th successful landing of SpaceX booster. Video Number assistant internal test online! Four functions let you send 1g video on the computer