SpaceX makes a 5500-pound delivery to ISS

SpaceX launched its Falcon 9 rocket Saturday after a destroyed capsule in April and an electrical issue on Friday. On Monday morning, it completed …
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The Dragon capsule.

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SpaceX launched its Falcon 9 rocket Saturday on the heels of a destroyed capsule in April and an electrical issue on Friday. On Monday morning, it completed a delivery to the International Space Station.

The uncrewed Dragon cargo spacecraft containing 5,500 pounds of supplies, hardware and materials, including more than 250 science and research investigations to take place on the ISS, was captured by the station’s robotic arm at 4:01 a.m. PT Monday morning. It was then installed onto the station’s Harmony module at 6:32 a.m. PT.

NASA on Monday tweeted out a time-lapse video of cargo craft being captured.

Checkout this incredible time lapse video of this morning’s capture of the @SpaceX Dragon cargo craft by astronaut @Astro_DavidS of @CSA_ASC, backed up by @AstroHague of @NASA. #AskNASA | https://t.co/cBNqC5JGazpic.twitter.com/IUp0FnpoW2

— Intl. Space Station (@Space_Station) May 6, 2019

After four weeks at the ISS, the Dragon, with a cargo of 4,400 pounds, will leave the space station and begin its return to Earth, splashing down in the Pacific Ocean near Baja California.

SpaceX had its first successful Dragon mission back in March when it delivered 400 pounds of supplies and equipment. That mission also had its own setbacks.

SpaceX didn’t immediately to a request for comment.

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