SpaceX launches shipment carrying Christmas cheer to ISS

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The launch was postponed by a day as NASA found the food meant for the mice during their space trip to be mouldy.

Above all else, it's important to remember that the primary mission - sending Cargo Dragon to the ISS - continues to proceed nominally.

The us space Agency NASA on the day (from 4 to 5 December) was postponed sending the Dragon with food supplies for the global space station.

However, the launch was marred by a system failure on the rocket which caused it to land in the sea, instead of on land at Landing Zone 1 (LZ-1) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, as planned. It was the company's first missed ground landing, although it has overshot floating barges plenty of times in the past, a tougher feat to pull off. According to NASA, the Rocket experiment will test the reliability in space of a dental glue activated by ultraviolet light, while the Groot experiment will explore an alternative method for watering plants in a zero-gravity environment.

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The capsule should reach the 250-mile-high outpost Saturday; it also visited in 2017.

However, Christmas turkey is rocketing toward the International Space Station, along with cranberry sauce, candied yams and the obligatory fruitcake. It marked the first time the same booster flew three separate missions.

The rocket is carrying the Dragon spacecraft in orbit.

The 5,600 pounds of cargo were blasted into space successfully on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. "Recovery ship dispatched", Musk wrote, latter adding: "We may use it for an internal SpaceX mission".

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The launch cargo resupply mission, the 16th carried out by SpaceX, will be broadcast live on NASA TV.

The camera atop the Falcon 9's first stage captured spectacular views of Cape Canaveral, Florida, before the landing.

Astronauts who are lucky enough to score a gig aboard the International Space Station make a lot of sacrifices in the name of science.

European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst, NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor and Russian cosmonaut Sergey Prokopyev will head back to Earth Dec. 20 after six and a half months in space - but not before helping out with unpacking the Dragon!

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