A SpaceX Launched from Cape Canaveral in early April to service the International Space Station, the mission will close when a Dragon spacecraft orbiting in the Pacific Ocean next week.

At 10:22 Eastern Time, SpaceX Dragon spacecraft will disembark from the ISS and plan a detonation in the Pacific off the coast of Baja, California with return cargo and scientific experiments (19659006) NASA will depart nasa.gov / multimedia / nasatv / Starting at 10 am

The mission, SpaceX is 14th out of 20 under NASA Commercial Resupply's service contract, which was fired at 16:30 on a previously flown Falcon 9 rocket on April 2 by the launch Complex 40 of the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The 156-foot booster first flew to CRS-12 in August 2017, while Dragon flew to CRS-8 in April 2016. [Busy week ahead for coast-to-coast space operations thanks to SpaceX and ULA]

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Dragon is the only spaceship currently in use Large quantities of freight can be returned from space, including one passenger for this mission: Robonaut 2, a humanoid robot developed by NASA and General Motors and delivered to the station in 2011. Teams are expected to repair electrical problems and return them to the ISS in about a year.

SpaceX has received a follow-up ISS freight contract running until 2024.

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