SpaceX's Falcon 9 Launch A Success; But What's Next?
Following after the successful launching of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket from the Kennedy Space Center on Sunday, February 19, 2017, authorities have recently revealed that the mission was considered as a mission of landmark successes that could pave the way for future victories in the aerospace industry. While not necessarily a mission of "firsts," SpaceX executives have added that the launch, which was originally scheduled for February 18, almost didn't even take place since that launch was called off with just 13 seconds remaining. However, on Sunday, blue skies have greeted the SpaceX team and clouds parted to enable a safe flight.
SpaceX Falcon 9 Mission
According to reports revealed by Electronics 360, the Falcon 9 has allegedly delivered the Dragon cargo ship safely to orbit. SpaceX authorities said that the plan is to deliver 5,000 pounds of food, clothing and experiments to the International Space Station (ISS) by February 22. It was found that it has already been six years since NASA's moonshot pad at Launch Complex 39A has seen any action, and it's been nearly half a century since astronauts embarked on the first lunar landings from the exact same spot.
Furthermore, in one of her statements reported by Space, Jessica Jenson, the Dragon mission manager at SpaceX, has described the mission as a super-exciting day. Jenson adds that it's really awesome to see 39A being back to life for the first time since the shuttle era, and adds that it was extremely special that this first launch on 39A was a Dragon mission for NASA to the space station. As of the press time, Jenson is said to be anticipating just a two-week turnaround before SpaceX's next launch from Pad 39A, and the first reused booster will eventually launch from that pad as well.
Meanwhile, SpaceX representatives have revealed that the site was already set to become the primary launchpad for the Falcon 9 Heavy, SpaceX's huge heavy-lift booster. It was found that the Falcon 9 launches will move to a repaired Pad 40 at the nearby Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, which has been damaged last year in a Sept. 1 explosion. Ultimately, Jenson has already confirmed that by the end of this year, SpaceX plans to launch an uncrewed test flight of its Crew Dragon astronaut taxi, which will allegedly be followed by a crewed flight in early 2018.
New Stem Cell Treatment Finally Sheds Light To Multiple Sclerosis
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PrEP For HIV: Raising Awareness; Could It Be The Cure For The Disease?
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UFO Alert Or Just A Camera Glitch? Alleged UFO Has Just Been Seen On The Set Of ‘The Walking Dead’
With the ever-growing claims of UFO sightings, is yet another addition to the rising speculations about extraterrestrial life having been seen. Recognizing this idea, what’s the truth behind claims that an alleged UFO has just been seen behind one of the cast of the American TV series ‘The Walking Dead’? Is it just a camera glitch or a strong proof of alien existence? Here are the details
Reasons Why NASA Is Sending Pathogens into Space This Saturday
In their bid to understand how antibiotic-resistant bacteria or superbugs mutate to become resistant to powerful drugs, NASA are sending samples of MRSA superbugs to space for further study. The deadly pathogens will leave Earth on a trip to the ISS on Saturday, February 18, via a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that will launch from the Cape Canaveral pad. The study is led by a medical doctor and physicist, Dr. Anita Goel of biomedicine company Nanobiosym.
SpaceX Rocket Reignites Historic NASA Launch Pad
NASA's historic launch pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center holds a test-fire for SpaceX rocket engines on Sunday. The space company have leased the launching site for 20 years, adding to the several other launch sites they have developed.
SpaceX Falcon 9 To Launch Satellites For Iridium And NASA In 2018
The Iridium Communications Inc. will send five more Iridium NEXT satellites to the outer space through SpaceX Falcon 9. The rocket will be the company's eighth deal with SpaceX and will be its first rideshare as NASA will also send two satellites through the said spacecraft.
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