SpaceX successfully launched cargo mission
09, May 2019
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- SpaceX successfully launched a Dragon spacecraft on a cargo mission for NASA to International Space Station (ISS).
- It carries 2,500 kilograms of research, supplies and hardware for astronauts living and working on ISS as part of the CRS-17 mission (17th resupply mission)
- This is SpaceX’s fifth launch of the year.
- The launch was rescheduled earlier due to some electrical problem on ISS.
- It was launched on a ‘Falcon 9’ rocket, from Cape Canaveral in Florida. It is being used for the first time.