It's an otherwise routine launch that will include one of SpaceX's signature rocket landing attempts afterward.
With more than a handful of successful launches under its belt, SpaceX's repeated trips to resupply the International Space Station have become somewhat routine, but today's mission is still pretty special. The Dragon is the only unmanned supply ship that returns to Earth; the others are filled with trash and burn up on re-entry. It was the first time SpaceX flew a booster that had already soared before on an orbital mission. As SpaceX Vice-President of mission assurance, Hans Koenigsmann said, almost everything about the rocket and ship was reusable. No private company has ever achieved this feat. "Ferrying cargo and crew to space is still expensive, and reusing Dragon will be a key step in helping lower the cost of space access".
Although the company has never placed a hard dollar value on the Dragon, the savings could be considerable. The same craft traveled through space in 2014 to send supplies to the International Space Station, too. At the end of the experiments half of the mice will be returned to Earth in SpaceX'sDragon spacecraft and transported to UCLA for further study, said Stodieck, a scientific co-investigator on the experiment.
The Space Coast can also expect to be rattled by a sonic boom as SpaceX also makes its fourth landing attempt at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Landing Zone 1 less than 10 minutes after liftoff. SpaceX launched its first reused rocket booster in March. SpaceX has successfully landed another six first stages on drone ships out at sea. All four of SpaceX's previous landings at Landing Zone 1 have been ideal touchdowns.
SpaceX's 230-foot-tall Falcon 9 rocket will carry the Dragon capsule which is 20-foot high, 12-foot-diameter. Less than a year later it was launched again, but this test flight made just one orbit around the Earth, according toCollectSPACE.
NASA and SpaceX are targeting 5:07 p.m. Saturday in the event of a delay, but that would see a drop to 60 percent "go" thanks to the added possibility of rain.
Trump tweeted , continuing with the anti-terrorism rhetoric that he launched following the London Bridge terror attack . The Justice Department says President Trump's travel ban "is well within his lawful authority to keep the nation safe".
Woods underwent surgery on his back for the fourth time on 20 April and last week claimed he had "not felt this good in years ". He told police he had not been drinking but was taking three prescription medications, including the opioid painkiller Vicodin.
Defence minister Fikri Isik and other government ministers immediately left the capital, Ankara , for Sirnak, DHA reported. The helicopter crashed at 8:55 p.m. (1755 GMT), the military said, adding that an investigation was underway.
Apple referred to the "ambient" parts like background piano music as distinct from the more central parts like the vocals. A new Watch OS was also previewed, with new features and advancements mostly in the Watch, Fitness and Activity areas.
Valverde stepped down as Athletic Bilbao boss this week and had his farewell press conference with the Basque club on Wednesday. He then led Olympiacos to three league titles and two cups, and helped Bilbao win the 2015 Supercopa de Espana against Barca.
The free software update for mobile devices, iOS 11 , is expected in September, when Apple typically releases new iPhones. The research firm IDC says Apple and Xiaomi each has a worldwide market share of almost 15 percent in the first quarter.
It's therefore an attack on the American Creed. " Bill Maher's comment last night was completely inexcusable and tasteless". Maher has so far not issued a statement . "I've got to get to Nebraska more", Maher replied.
A witness told CNN two men had entered a restaurant in the Borough Market area near London Bridge and stabbed two people inside. The force tweeted a warning telling people in the area to run to safety, hide and then call police if it is safe to do so.
Shortly after news of Winner's arrest broke, NBC News reported that the news outlet was The Intercept , citing federal officials. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said fast work allowed authorities quickly to identify and arrest victor .
Thongnuam tried hard to take the fight to Praneeth in the second game, but the final outcome hardly looked in doubt. In Singapore, Christie stunned world number two Son Wan Ho in R16 before suffering a shock defeat to Lee Dong Keun.
February was the first jobs report during President Donald Trump's tenure, and since then the US economy has added 522,000 jobs. Manufacturing employment fell by 1,000 jobs last month as payrolls in the automobile sector dropped 1,500 amid declining sales.
Apple 'HomePod' speaker to take on Amazon, Google
As market analyst Paul Verna, from eMarketer, said: "Whenever these companies try to freeze each other out, everybody suffers". New features like Files app, Dock, a new way of multitasking using Split View, and the addition of Drag and Drop.
AMD releases 'Radeon Pro 500' Series graphics for iMac
Featuring next-generation Intel Xeon processors up to 18 cores, iMac Pro is created to handle the most demanding pro workflows. The iMac Pro will be available with an 8-core, 10-core or 16-core processor and Radeon Vega graphics.
Ravens bolster secondary, sign CBs Boykin, Shabazz
As a free agent in 2016, Boykin signed with the Carolina Panthers , who would release him just two months later. They added cornerbacks Brandon Boykin and Al-Hajj Shabazz to take the places of Young and Arrington.
Tiger Woods 'found by police asleep at the wheel'
It left players on the PGA Tour hopeful for better times, and not just on the golf course. "But I'm not a doctor", said Nicklaus. Nike announced Tuesday it would continue endorsing Tiger Woods following the golfer's DUI arrest over Memorial Day weekend.
Scott, legislative leaders announce special session
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OneLogin suffers serious security breach
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Trump to announce decision on climate change Thursday
Tesla's founder, Elon Musk , threatened to quit White House advisory councils the president asked him to join if Trump pulls out. For the president, a withdrawal would reflect his "America First" approach to policy, unencumbered by worldwide obligations.
Depth a key factor now for Ducks, Predators in West finals
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