SpaceX Successfully Conducts Final Dragon Cargo Launch Written 9 March 2020


A SpaceX Falcon launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 11:50 p.m. EST, 6 March 2020. | NASA

SPACE reported that on Friday, SpaceX successfully conducted the final launch of an uncrewed Dragon spacecraft bringing supplies and new research to the ISS. The Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 11:50 p.m. EST Friday. Eight minutes after liftoff, the booster “stuck its landing at SpaceX’s Landing Zone 1 facility at Cape Canaveral” – the 50th such successful landing. The mission is SpaceX’s final flight as a part of its commercial resupply services contract with NASA. Beginning in October, “all future resupply missions will feature SpaceX’s upgraded Dragon 2 capsule.” Inside the Dragon capsule was “more than 4,300 lbs. (1,950 kilograms) of supplies, including a bevy of research experiments that will support more than 25 science investigations over the course of the space station’s expeditions 62 and 63.”
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